Professor Frank Bongiorno AM

School of History
ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences

Professor Frank Bongiorno AM is the Head of the School of History at ANU and is an Australian political, labour and cultural historian. He has a particular interest in the history of the Australian Labor Party, on which he has published widely. His books include The Eighties: The Decade That Transformed Australia; The People's Party: Victorian Labor and the Radical Tradition 1875-1914; and The Sex Lives of Australians: A History. He was co-editor of Elections Matter: Ten Federal Elections that Shaped Australia.

Frank is a regular contributor to the media, especially Inside Story and The Conversation, and he has appeared on The Drum. He has also written for Australian Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, the Monthly, the Australian and Fairfax Media. Prior to joining the Australian National University, he lectured at King's College London. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.