Ann Genovese is an historian of modern Australian jurisprudence. Trained in two disciplines, her work focuses on how law and history can be brought into relationship, to address how Australians live with and practice their law. She has explored these concerns across multiple collaborative and individual research projects, and in her teaching.
Ann’s projects have included histories of Indigenous rights litigation, Australian feminist jurisprudence, histories of Australia told through public trials, methodological enquiries into the role of cognate disciplinary witnesses in our courts, and the responsibilities of Australian courts as archival institutions. Ann has been the recipient of six ARC Grants to assist with these projects and has had works published across the fields of history, feminist theory, indigenous studies, and law. She teaches at Melbourne Law School.