Dr Paul Sendziuk

Dr Paul Sendziuk
 Position Associate Professor
 Org Unit History
 Email paul.sendziuk@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 7562
 Location Floor/Room 5 12 ,  Napier ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    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 engaged in two large-scale research projects. The first, titled 'Volunteers in Crisis: Analysing Responses to HIV/AIDS in Australia', is a collaboration between Paul and A/Prof. Shirleene Robinson and A/Prof. Robert Reynolds. The project uses empirical research and oral histories to investigate the motivations of volunteers in AIDS service organisations, and the nature and significance of their contributions. The team received an Australian Research Council Discovery grant (DP160103552) to conduct the project in 2016-18.

    The second project, titled 'People, Places and Promises: Social Histories of Holden in Australia', is a history of Holden's workers and workplace culture, and the places were Holden's factories were situated. It is a collaboration between the research team (CIs Sendziuk, Jennifer Clark, Alistair Thomson, and Graeme Davison) and Holden, the National Library of Australia and the National Motor Museum. The team received an Australian Research Council Linkage grant (LP170100860) to conduct the project in 2018-21.

    Paul recently wrote A History of South Australia, co-authored with Robert Foster and published by Cambridge University Press in 2018. It was awarded the Keain Medal by the Historical Society of South Australia for the best book on a South Australian history topic published in 2018. He also finished two research projects. The first, titled 'The Art of AIDS Prevention: Cultural Responses to HIV/AIDS in Australia, South Africa and the United States', explored the nexus between art and health promotion and the way in which artists can save lives. (The findings will be published in a book under contract with Palgrave Macmillan.)  The second project, titled 'A Forgotten Odyssey: A Study of Polish-Australian Displacement, Identity and Memory through Life Stories and Material Culture', investigated the poorly understood experience of Polish displaced persons who migrated to Australia after World War Two. One of the outcomes of this project is a collection of oral histories held at the National Library of Australia.

    At undergraduate level, Paul teaches 'Australia and the World', '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 teaching, Paul 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. For his work as a supervisor in 2017 he won the Faculty of Arts Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision Prize, a Beacon Commendation for Implementing Effective HDR Supervison Practices, and his second Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in HDR Supervisory Practice. 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 has held a variety of leadership positions, including Head of the Department of History. Between 2014-2018 Paul was a member of the Australian Historical Association's Executive Committee and served two two-year terms as the AHA's Treasurer. He is currently the Vice-President of the Australasian Board of the International Society of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in History, and is a Council Member of the Australian and New Zealand Society of the History of Medicine. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the journals 'Health and History' and 'New Zealand Journal of 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 HistoryAustralian Historical Studies, Australian Studies, Health and History, Journal of Australian Studies and the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

  • Awards & Achievements

    Keain Medal for the best book in South Australian History, awarded by the Historical Society of South Australia, 2019

    Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in HDR Supervision Practice – the University of Adelaide’s highest HDR supervision honour, 2017

    Faculty of Arts Excellence in HDR Supervision Award, The University of Adelaide, 2017

    Beacon Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning, The University of Adelaide, 2017

    Australian Learning & Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2011

    Stephen Cole the Elder Award for Excellence in Teaching – the University of Adelaide’s highest teaching and learning honour, 2009

    Executive Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award, The University of Adelaide, 2007

    Short-listed, 2004 Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction (presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission) for Learning to Trust: Australian Responses to AIDS

    Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal, 2002 (most outstanding doctoral thesis, Monash University)

  • Research Funding

    CATEGORY 1 COMPETITIVE GRANTS (AS CHIEF INVESTIGATOR)

    Australian Research Council, Linkage Grant, CI with Jennifer Clark, Graeme Davison and Alistair Thomson, ‘People, Places and Promises: Social Histories of Holden in Australia’, 2018-20, $354,833 (total funding $579,833)

    Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant, CI with Shirleene Robinson and Robert Reynolds, ‘Volunteers in Crisis: Analysing Responses to HIV/AIDS in Australia’, 2016-18, $214,131

    Australian Research Council, Linkage Grant, sole CI, ‘The Art of AIDS Prevention: Cultural Responses to HIV/AIDS in Australia and the United States’, 2007-09, $122,045

    CATEGORY 2-4 AND UNIVERSITY COMPETITIVE GRANTS

    History SA, South Australian History Fund Research Grant, ‘A Forgotten Odyssey: A Study of Polish-Australian Displacement, Identity and Memory through Life Stories and Material Culture’, $3,300

    Ian Potter Foundation Conference Hosting Grant, 2010, $5000

    Conference Hosting Grant, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, The University of Adelaide, 2010, $5,000

    Faculty Small Grant, ‘Stalin’s Poles: Oral Histories of Displacement from Poland to Australia’, The University of Adelaide, 2009, $8,000

    Faculty Small Grant, ‘Recording the History of Cultural Responses to AIDS in South Africa: An Oral and Electronic Database’, The University of Adelaide, 2006, $6,500

    Faculty Strategic Initiatives Grant, The University of Adelaide, 2006, $1,000

    Conference Travel Grants, The University of Adelaide, 2005 ($1,000) and $2000 (2007)

    Small Grant, ‘Recording the History of Cultural Responses to AIDS in Australia and the United States: An Oral and Electronic Database’, Monash University, 2003-04, $8,000

  • Publications

    Books:

    The Art of AIDS Prevention: Cultural Responses to HIV/AIDS in the United States, South Africa and Australia, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, under contract, due 2019.

    In the Eye of the Storm: Volunteers and Australia's Response to the HIV/AIDS Crisis (with Robert Reynolds and Shirleene Robinson), Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, under contract, due 2020.

    Foundational Fictions in South Australian History (edited with Carolyn Collins), Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2018.

    A History of South Australia (with Robert Foster), Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2018.

    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:

    'Interrogating Memories of Salvation: Polish Displaced Persons in Africa and India, 1942-50' (with Sophie Howe), Oral History Australia Journal, forthcoming (accepted for publication 10 July 2019).

    ‘Reassessing the Critical Legacy of Early "AIDS Movies": Longtime Companion, Philadelphia, and Boys on the Side' (with Eva Squire), Screening the Past, vol.44, 2019.

    ‘The History Curriculum in New Zealand Universities' (with Martin Crotty), New Zealand Journal of History, forthcoming (accepted for publication 30 September 2018).

    ‘The Numbers Game: History Staffing in Australian and New Zealand Universities' (with Martin Crotty), Australian Historical Studies, vol.50, no.3, 2019, pp.354-77. DOI:10.1080/1031461X.2019.1601750.

    '"Fragmented, parochial, and specialized"?: The History Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand Universities' (with Martin Crotty), History Australia, vol.16, no.2, 2019, pp.329-65.

    ‘The Great Man of History: Industrialisation and the Playford Legend', in Carolyn Collins and Paul Sendziuk (eds), Foundational Fictions in South Australian History, Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2018, pp.150-64.

    ‘Beautiful Lies? Foundational Fictions in South Australian History', in Carolyn Collins and Paul Sendziuk (eds), Foundational Fictions in South Australian History, Adelaide: Wakefield Press, 2018, pp.1-12.

    'TLO 7: Construct an Evidence-Based Argument or Narrative in Audio, Digital, oral, Visual or Written Form', in Jennifer Clark and Adele Nye (eds), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards, Singapore: Springer, 2018, pp.297-312.

    ‘Relics of the Past?: Rethinking the History Lecture and Tutorial' (with Thomas C. Buchanan), in Jennifer Clark and Adele Nye (eds), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards, Singapore: Springer, 2018, pp.89-111.

    ‘Deserted Women and the Law in Colonial South Australia' (with Therese McCarthy), Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 20, 2018, pp.63-82.

    ‘Cogs in the Machine: The Experiences of Female Munitions Workers and Members of the Australian Women's Land Army, 1940-45' (with Rachel Harris), War & Society, vol. 37, no. 3, 2018, pp.187-205.

    ‘“A model for other countries”: Trust and Partnership the Cornerstones of Australia’s Response to HIV/AIDS’, in Octávio Sacramento and Fernando Bessa Ribeiro (eds), AIDS Planet: Diversity, Policies and Social Responses, Ribeirão: Edições Húmus, 2016, pp.29-57. To be published in Portuguese: Planeta Sida: Diversidade, Políticas e Respostas Sociais, Ribeirão: Edições Húmus, 2016, pp.29-57.

    '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:

    ‘The History Curriculum in New Zealand Universities' (with Martin Crotty), New Zealand Journal of History, forthcoming (accepted for publication 30 September 2018).

    '"Fragmented, parochial, and specialized"?: The History Curriculum in Australia and New Zealand Universities' (with Martin Crotty), History Australia, vol.16, no.2, 2019, pp.329-65.

    'TLO 7: Construct an Evidence-Based Argument or Narrative in Audio, Digital, oral, Visual or Written Form', in Jennifer Clark and Adele Nye (eds), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards, Singapore: Springer, 2018, pp.297-312.

    ‘Relics of the Past?: Rethinking the History Lecture and Tutorial' (with Thomas C. Buchanan), in Jennifer Clark and Adele Nye (eds), Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards, Singapore: Springer, 2018, pp.89-111.

    '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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