Kate Bagnall

PHA NSW Accreditation

Professional Member


Dr Kate Bagnall is a historian, writer and editor based in Canberra. From 2016, she is ARC DECRA Research Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry at the University of Wollongong, where she is working on a comparative study of Chinese colonial citizenship in Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Kate has published on various aspects of Chinese Australian history including a co-edited volume, Chinese Australians: Politics, Engagement and Resistance, with Sophie Couchman (Brill 2015) and a commissioned history, The Chungking Legation: Australia’s Diplomatic Mission in Wartime China (DFAT and Chinese Museum, Melbourne).

Much of Kate's research explores the lives of the women, children and families of Australia’s early Chinese communities and the transnational connections and qiaoxiang ties of Chinese Australians before 1940. Since 2017 she has run an annual Chinese Australian Hometown Heritage Tour to Hong Kong and Guangdong, China.

Kate is @baibi on Twitter and you can find her blog at www.chineseaustralia.org.

Web: http://katebagnall.com/