After being awarded a PhD in history at the University of New South Wales in 1998, Alison Holland held a variety of research and academic positions, before being appointed a lecturer in the Department of Modern History at Macquarie University in 2005. She has taught a variety of Australian history subjects, including environmental and Aboriginal history. She specialises in Aboriginal-settler relations which she now teaches in a global comparative frame. Alison has published widely on issues of Aboriginal and feminist history, as well as a related interest in citizenship, in a range of national and international journals and books, and is co-editor of Rethinking the Racial Moment: Essays on the Colonial Encounter. In 2013/14 she won the Frederick Watson Fellowship at the National Archives of Australia where she focused on Aboriginal policy and governance in the Northern Territory between 1930 and 1950.