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Dr Paul Sendziuk
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Paul Sendziuk is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and Monash University. He specialises in twentieth-century Australian History and comparative History, with particular interests in post-war immigration, public health and the history of disease. Paul's doctoral thesis, 'Learning to Trust: A History of Australian Responses to AIDS', was awarded the 2002 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal. A revised version of this text, published by UNSW Press and University of Washington Press, was short-listed for the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission's 2004 Human Rights Award (non-fiction section).
Paul is currently finishing two research projects. The first is titled 'The Art of AIDS Prevention: Cultural Responses to HIV/AIDS in Australia, South Africa and the United States', which explores the nexus between art and health promotion and the way in which artists can save lives. The second, titled 'A Forgotten Odyssey: A Study of Polish-Australian Displacement, Identity and Memory through Life Stories and Material Culture', investigates the poorly understood experience of Polish displaced persons who migrated to Australia after World War Two. Two of the outcomes of this project will be a collection of oral histories to be held by the National Library of Australia and exhibition at the Migration Museum.
In collaboration with A/Prof. Shirleene Robinson and A/Prof. Robert Reynolds, Paul recently began a new research project titled 'Volunteers in Crisis: Analysing Responses to HIV/AIDS in Australia'. The team received an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant to conduct the project in 2016-18.
In 2012, Paul was a Scholar-in-Residence at the Brocher Centre, Geneva, where he and a colleague, Dr Drew Carter, worked on a project loosely titled 'The History and Ethics of Treating Pain in Emergency Medicine'.
At undergraduate level, Paul teaches 'Australia and the World in the Twentieth Century', 'Colonial Australia' and 'Migrants, Refugees and the Making of Modern Australia'. At Honours level, he teaches 'Themes and Debates in South Australian History' and the 'Common Course' (a course in historical method and theory). He also supervises a number of Honours and postgraduate students. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the Executive Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007, and the University's highest teaching honour, the Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching, in 2009. More recently he was the receipent of an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. Paul was invited to participate in the 'History Passion Project' and a video of him speaking about his approach to teaching History can be viewed here.
Paul was elected Treasurer of the Australian Historical Association in 2013 (a position he will hold for four years) and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is a Council Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine and serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Health and History.
Paul also co-hosts a regular Australian History program on ABC radio, Adelaide. Recent programs have included 'The Referendum to Ban the Communist Party' and 'Who Were the Convicts?'.
Recent articles by Paul Sendziuk have appeared in History Australia, Journal of Australian Colonial History, Australian Historical Studies, Australian Studies, Health and History, Journal of Australian Studies and the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
A History of South Australia (with Robert Foster), Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming (2016).
Turning Points: Chapters in South Australian History (edited with Robert Foster), Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2012.
Learning to Trust: Australian Responses to AIDS, Sydney: UNSW Press, Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2004.
(Selected) Refereed Journal Articles and Chapters in Books related to History:
'Why Is Pain Still Under-Treated in the Emergency Department? Two New Hypotheses' (with Drew Carter, Jaklin Eliott and Annette Braunack-Mayer), Bioethics, vol.30, no.3, 2016, pp.195-202.
'If We Build It, Will They Come? Saving the History Tutorial and Rethinking Assessment', History Australia, vol.12, no.3, 2015, pp.192-206.
'Forgotten People and Places: "Stalin’s Poles" in Persia, India and Africa, 1942-50', History Australia, vol.12, no.2, 2015, pp.41-61.
'Hang the Convicts: Capital Punishment and the Reaffirmation of South Australia's Foundation Principles' (with Steven Anderson), Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol.16, 2014, pp.93-110.
'No Convicts Here: Reconsidering South Australia's Foundation Myth', in Robert Foster and Paul Sendziuk (eds), Turning Points: Chapters in South Australian History, Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2012, pp.33-47.
'It's Time: The Duncan Case and the Decriminalisation of Homosexual Acts in South Australia, 1972' (with Clare Parker), in Yorick Smaal and Graham Willett (eds), Out Here: Gay and Lesbian Perspectives VI, Melbourne: Monash University Publishing, 2011, pp.17-35.
'Urban Degeneration and Rural Revitalisation: The South Australian Government's Youth Migration Scheme, 1913-14' (with Elspeth Grant), Australian Historical Studies, vol.41, no.1, 2010, pp.75-89.
'Moving Pictures: AIDS on Film and Video' (with Roger Hallas, Jim Habbard and Debra Levine), GLQ: Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, vol.16, no.3, 2010, pp.429-49.
'Zipped Trousers, Crossed Fingers and Magical Thinking: Sex Education in the Age of AIDS', Dissent, Summer 2008, pp.55-59.
'Harm Reduction and HIV Prevention Among Injecting Drug Users in Australia: An International Comparison', Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, vol.24, no.1, 2007, pp.113-29.
'The Historical Context of Improvements in Oral Health', in Gary Slade, A. John Spencer and Kaye Roberts-Thompson (eds), Australia's Dental Generations: The National Survey of Adult Oral Health, 2004-06, AIHW cat. no. DEN 165, Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2007, pp.56-81.
'"Thing's haven't been the same since the Grim Reaper came knocking": AIDS as an Agent of Change', in Graham Willett (ed.), Thinking Down Under: Australian Politics, Society and Culture in Transition, Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2006, pp.155-72.
'Imag(in)ing People with AIDS: Art as Activism in the Age of AIDS', Australian Studies, vol.17, no.1, 2004, pp.107-46
Invited and Peer-reviewed Encyclopaedia Entries:
'HIV/AIDS in Western Australia', in Jenny Gregory, Jan Gothard and Virginia Rowland (eds), Historical Encyclopaedia of Western Australia, Perth: UWA Press, 2009, p.449.
'AIDS Politics', in Brian Galligan (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Politics, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 2007, p.24.
'Environmental Degradation in Eastern Europe', in Bernard A. Cook (ed.), Europe Since 1945: An Encyclopaedia, New York: Garland, 2000, pp.330-33.
Peer-reviewed Scholarship in Teaching and Learning:
'Student Engagement and their Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Different Tutorial Formats in the Humanities', International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, vol.20, no.2, 2014, pp.1-21.
'Helping Students to "Think Historically" by Engaging with Threshold Concepts', in Threshold Concepts: From Personal Practice to Communities of Practice, Dublin: National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, 2014. Refereed paper: http://www.nairtl.ie/workgroupDocs/SendziukPaul.pdf
'Sink or Swim?: Improving Student Learning through Feedback and Self-Assessment', International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, vol.22, no.3, 2010, pp.320-30.
‘Improving the Feedback Mechanism and Student Learning through a Self-Assessment Activity’, in John Milton, Cathy Hall, Josephine Lang, Garry Allan & Milton Nomikoudis (eds), ATN Assessment Conference 2009: Assessment in Different Dimensions, Melbourne: Learning and Teaching Unit, RMIT University, 2009, pp.293-301.
‘Facilitating Student Awareness of Ethical and Cultural Issues in Professional Practice’, Proceedings of ‘Professions in the Community: 16th Annual Conference of the Australian Association of Professional and Applied Ethics’, 9-11 June 2009 [published on CD-ROM].
‘Virtual Museums: Enhancing Graduate Capabilities and the Student Experience through an Innovative Group Assessment Task’, ‘Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship’: Proceedings of the 30th HERDSA Conference 2007, 8-11 July 2007, pp.501-09.
'Action Learning as an Approach to Staff Development in Tertiary Education’ (with R. Chang, K. Gray, A. Jansz-Senn, and A. Radloff), in Communities of Learning, Communities of Practice: Proceedings of the 43rd Annual National Conference of Adult Learning Australia, Canberra: Adult Learning Australia, 2003, pp.106-118.
(Selected) Other Articles and Book Reviews:
Review of Anna Clark and Paul Ashton (eds), 'Australian History Now', Journal of Australian Studies, vol.38, no.3, 2014, pp.370-72.
'HIV and Hysteria' (Review of Eurydice Aroney & Tom Morton, Shutting Down Sharleen), History Australia, vol.7, no.3, 2010, pp.66.1-66.2.
Review of 'Evidence of Survival: The Impact of World War II in Documents' exhibition, Migration Museum, History Australia, vol.6, no.1, 2009, pp.17.1-17.2.
Review of Judith Raftery, 'Not Part of the Public: Non-Indigenous Policies and Practices and the Health of Indigenous South Australians 1836-1973', Australian Historical Studies, vol. 130, 2007, pp. 360-1.
Review of Alison Bashford 'Imperial Hygiene: A Critical History of Colonialism, Nationalism and Public Health', Eras, vol. 6, November 2004. See www.arts.monash.edu.au/eras/edition_6/sendziuk.htm
'Denying the Grim Reaper: Australian Responses to AIDS', Eureka Street, vol.13, no. 8, 2003, pp. 16-19.
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