Ann Curthoys is an ARC Professorial Fellow in the History Department at the University of Sydney. She has written on a wide variety of topics in Australian history, including Indigenous history, Chinese immigration, women and work, television and journalism. She also writes on questions of historical theory and method. In addition to the two edited collections she has published with ANU Press (with Marilyn Lake, Connected Worlds, 2006), and (with Frances Peters-Little and John Docker, Passionate Histories, 2010), she is the author of Freedom Ride: A Freedom Rider Remembers (2002); (with John Docker) Is History Fiction? 2005, rev. ed. 2010); (with Ann Genovese and Alexander Reilly, Rights and Redemption: History, Law, and Indigenous People, 2008); and (with Ann McGrath), How to Write History that People Want to Read (2009). Her current project, entitled Taking Liberty, is a study of the relationship between the granting of responsible government on the one hand, and Indigenous governance and resistance on the other, in the Australian colonies.