Kristen Alexander

Adjunct Associate Lecturer

Dr Kristen Alexander was awarded a PhD by UNSW Canberra in 2020 for her thesis ‘Emotions of Captivity: Australian Airmen Prisoners of Stalag Luft III and their Families’. In March 2022, the Australian War Memorial awarded her the 2021 Bryan Gandevia Prize for Australian military–medical history. https://www.awm.gov.au/articles/blog/2021bryan-gandevia-prize

Specialising in Australian aviation history, she is published in Australia, Great Britain and Japan. She won the non-fiction category of the 2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Award and was highly commended in the 2014 and 2017 awards. Her second book, Jack Davenport: Beaufighter Leader, is on the RAAF Chief of Air Force’s 2010 reading list, and Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain appears on the 2015 list. Further publication details at www.kristenalexander.com.au.

Kristen is a Visiting Fellow at UNSW Canberra and currently works as an editorial assistant on War & Society Journal, https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ywar20.

Kristen is also  a partner in Alexander Fax Booksellers which specialises in Australian military history. http://www.alexanderfaxbooks.com.au/. 

Currently, Kristen is a research assistant to  ACR Decra Fellow, Dr Kate Ariotti, UQ (Between Death and Commemoration: An Australian History of the War Corpse, 1915-2015).

 

 

Conference Presentations
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Alexander K, 2021, '‘He “assaulted me at the matrimonial home”: domestic aggression, violence, and coercive behaviour in the lives of former prisoners of war.’', presented at HASS Conflict + society seminar, Online webinar, 28 September 2021 - 28 September 2021
2021
Journal articles
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Alexander K; Ariotti K, 2022, 'Mourning the Dead of the Great Escape: POWs, Grief, and the Memorial Vault of Stalag Luft III', Journal of War and Culture Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17526272.2022.2097774
2022
Alexander K, 2021, 'The Legacy of Captivity. When Australians were released from Stalag Luft III, somehow everything was different.', Wartime, vol. Winter 2021, pp. 54 - 58
2021
Alexander K, 2020, 'No worthwhile job to do', Wartime, vol. 91, pp. 54 - 60
2020
Theses / Dissertations
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Alexander K, 2020, Emotions of Captivity: Australian Airmen Prisoners of Stalag Luft III and their Families, UNSW Canberra
2020

 

Awarded the Australian War Memorial's 2021 Bryan Gandevia Prize for Australian military–medical history, for PhD thesis “Emotions of Captivity: Australian Airmen Prisoners of Stalag Luft III and their Families”, completed at the UNSW, Canberra in 2020.

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lensConflict & Society