Dr Meg Foster
Dr Meg Foster (FRHistS) is an award-winning historian of banditry, settler colonial and public history.
Please note: Meg has left Cambridge and is commencing a post as Chancellor's Research Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney, in 2024. To contact her, please use the email above.
Meg's current research project explores the connection between British highway robbery and Australian bushranging. She is an intersectional historian who has experience working across race, class and gender histories as well as imperial, colonial, ethnographic and public histories.
Meg has published widely, contributing articles to Law and History Review, Rethinking History and Public History Review as well as Australian Historical Studies, where her most recent piece won the Aboriginal History Award from the History Council of New South Wales. Meg has also contributed book chapters to publications by Routledge, Bloomsbury Academic and Australian Scholarly Publishing. Combined with reviews, newspaper articles, blog posts, tv, radio and artistic collaborations, Meg has a breadth of experience engaging academic and public audiences, and a passion for making connections between history and the contemporary world.
Her first book, Boundary Crossers: the hidden history of Australia's other bushrangers, was published with NewSouth (University of New South Wales Press) in 2022. The following year, Meg was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in recognition of her contribution to History.