Amy is a Senior Lecturer in History, and the History Discipline Leader, at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She specialises in built heritage (architecture), popular culture, and identity politics. Her geographical and chronological focuses range from 19th century Scotland and the British Empire, to colonial and contemporary Australia, to colonial and post-colonial notions of cultural identity and built heritage throughout South East Asia and the Pacific.
Amy is particularly interested in exploring these histories through heritage practice and theory, and her recent research has explored heritage policy, cultural diplomacy, identity politics and nationalism. Her PhD, entitled ‘Built heritage and National Identity: Constructing and Promoting Scottishness in the Twenty-First Century,’ was conferred in 2015 (University of Queensland), and investigated several contemporary issues in heritage politics and governance using Scottish (and Scottish diaspora) case studies.
If you would like more information or would like to view Amy’s CV, please visit her Academia.edu page.