Assoc. Prof. Noah Riseman
Refereed Books (A1):
Noah Riseman, Shirleene Robinson and Graham Willett. Serving in Silence? Australian LGBT Servicemen and Women. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2018.
R. Scott Sheffield and Noah Riseman. Indigenous Peoples and the Second World War: The Politics, Experiences and Legacies of War in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming, November 2018).
Noah Riseman and Richard Trembath. Defending Country: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service since 1945. St Lucia, QLD: University of Queensland Press, 2016.
Noah Riseman. In Defence of Country: Life Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Servicemen and Women. Canberra: ANU Press and Aboriginal History Inc., 2016.
Noah Riseman. Defending Whose Country? Indigenous Soldiers in the Pacific War. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2012.
**Shortlisted for 2013 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Award**
Articles Published in Refereed Journals (C1):
Noah Riseman. "The Interview-Document Nexus: Recovering Histories of LGBTI Military Service in Australia." Archivaria (accepted and forthcoming in 2019).
Noah Riseman. "Activism and Australia's Ban on Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Military Service in the 1970s-80s." Australian Feminist Studies 33, no. 95 (2018): 147-163.
Ben Morris and Noah Riseman. "Volunteers with a Legal Impediment: Australian National Service and the Question of Overseas Service in Vietnam." History Australia (accepted and forthcoming).
Noah Riseman. "'Describing misbehaviour in Vung Tau as 'mischief' is ridiculously coy': Ethnographic Refusal, Reticence and the Oral Historian's Dilemma." Oral History Review 45, no. 1 (2018): 84-100.
Noah Riseman. "'Just another start to the denigration of Anzac Day': Evolving Commemorations of LGBTI Military Service." Australian Historical Studies 48, no. 1 (2017): 35-51.
Noah Riseman. "Evolving Commemorations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Military Service." Wicazo sa review 32, no. 1 (spring 2017): 80-101.
Noah Riseman. "Transgender Policy in the Australian Defence Force: Medicalization and Its Discontents." International Journal of Transgenderism 17, no. 3-4 (2016): 141-154.
Noah Riseman. "Elite Indigenous Masculinity in Textual Representations of Aboriginal Service in the Vietnam War." Journal of Australian Studies 40, no. 1 (February 2016): 32-44.
Noah Riseman. "Outmanoeuvring Defence: The Australian Debates over Gay and Lesbian Military Service, 1992." Australian Journal of Politics and History 61, no. 4 (2015): 562-575.
Noah Riseman. "Promoting Deep Learning: Tutorial Exercises to Bring American History to Life." Australasian Journal of American Studies 34, no. 2 (December 2015): 113-123.
Noah Riseman. "Escaping assimilation's grasp: Aboriginal women in the Australian women's military services." Women's History Review 24, no. 5 (2015): 757-775.
Noah Riseman. "The Rise of Indigenous Military History." History Compass 12, no. 12 (December 2014): 901-911.
Noah Riseman. "Aboriginal Military Service and Assimilation." Aboriginal History 38 (2014): 155-178.
Noah Riseman. "Racism, Indigenous People and the Australian Armed Forces in the Post-Second World War Era." History Australia 10, no. 2 (2013): 159-179.
Noah Riseman. "The Curious Case of Mervyn Eades: National Service, Discrimination and Aboriginal People." Australian Journal of Politics and History 59, no. 1 (2013): 64-80.
Noah Riseman. "Serving Their Country: A Short History of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Service in the Australian Army." Australian Army Journal 10, no. 3 (2013): 11-22.
Noah Riseman. "Equality in the Ranks: The Lives of Aboriginal Vietnam Veterans." Journal of Australian Studies 36, no. 4 (December 2012): 411-426.
Noah Riseman. "Rectifying 'The Great Australian Silence'? Creative Representations of Australian Indigenous Second World War Service." Australian Aboriginal Studies 30, no. 1 (June 2012): 35-48.
Noah Riseman. "The Stolen Veteran: Institutionalisation, Military Service and the Stolen Generations." Aboriginal History 35 (2011): 57-77.
Noah Riseman. "Contesting White Knowledge: Yolngu Stories from World War II." The Oral History Review  37, no. 2 (Summer-Fall 2010): 170-190.
Noah Riseman. "Race and Labour Relations in World War II Papua and New Guinea." Labour History, no. 98 (May 2010): 163-182.
Noah Riseman. "'Japan fight. Aboriginal people fight. European people fight': Yolngu Stories from World War II." Australian Journal of Indigenous Education 37S (2008): 65-72.
Noah Riseman. "Exploited Soldiers: Navaho and Yolngu Units in the Second World War." Journal of Northern Territory History 19 (2008): 60-81.
Refereed Book Chapters (B1):
Noah Riseman. "From Witch Hunts to Pride Balls: The ADF and LGBTI Service Personnel." In Beyond Combat: The Australian Military off the Battlefield. Eds Tristan Moss and Tom Richardson, 29-44. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2018.
Noah Riseman. "Ex-service activism after 1945." In Serving Our Country: Indigenous Australians, War, Defence and Citizenship. Eds Joan Beaumont and Allison Cadzow, 261-281. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2018.
Noah Riseman. "The Vietnam War." In Serving Our Country: Indigenous Australians, War, Defence and Citizenship. Eds Joan Beaumont and Allison Cadzow, 215-238. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2018.
Noah Riseman. "Opening the military door, 1945-65." In Serving Our Country: Indigenous Australians, War, Defence and Citizenship. Eds Joan Beaumont and Allison Cadzow, 196-214. Sydney: NewSouth Publishing, 2018.
Noah Riseman and Timothy Winegard. "Indigenous Experience of War (British Dominions)." In 1914-1918 Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Eds Peter Gatrell, Heather Jones and Jennifer Keene. Freie Universitat Berlin, 2015. Available from http://encyclopedia.1914-1918-online.net/article/indigenous_experience_of_war_british_dominions.
Noah Riseman. "The Vietnam War and Indigenous Service in Australia and the United States." In New Perceptions of the Vietnam War: Essays on the War, the South Vietnamese Experience, the Diaspora and the Continuing Impact. Ed. Nathalie Nguyen, 203-228. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2015.
Noah Riseman. "Enduring Silences, Enduring Prejudices: Australian Aboriginal Participation in the First World War." In Endurance and the First World War: Experience and Legacies in New Zealand and Australia. Eds David Monger, Katie Pickles and Sarah Murray, 178-195. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014.
Noah Riseman. "Black Skins, Black Work: Race and Labour in World War II Papua and New Guinea." In Labour History in the New Century. Ed. Bobbie Oliver, 63-75. Perth: Black Swan Press, 2009.
Noah Riseman. "Preserving a White Military: The Australian Armed Forces and Indigenous People in World War II." In Historicising Whiteness: Transnational Perspectives on the Construction of an Identity, eds. Leigh Boucher, Jane Carey, and Katherine Ellinghaus, 133-142. Melbourne: RMIT Publishing in association with the School of Historical Studies, University of Melbourne, 2007.
Refereed Conference Papers Published in Proceedings  (E1):
My research historicises the experiences of marginalised social groups in Australia in the twentieth century. I have conducted several research projects examining the history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in the Australian armed forces, particularly in the Second World War and post-Second World War eras. Through these projects I have researched topics including the role of women, racism and commemorations of Indigenous service. I have also conducted transnational research, looking at Native American military service as a point of comparison with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences.
One of my ongoing projects is examining the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex service personnel in the Australian armed forces post-Second World War. This project, entitled 'Serving in Silence? LGBTI Military Service in Australia since 1945', is working in partnership with the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives and Defence LGBTI Information Service (DEFGLIS).
Finally, I have recently commenced new project on the history of transgender Australians since the early twentieth century. The project focuses especially on the personal experiences of gender diverse people and intentionally centres their stories and perspectives in the contemporary era, while looking to media, the law and medicine for trans histories before living memory.
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery DP180100322 (2018-20): "Transgender Australians: The History of an Identity" ($256,966, 1st CI)
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery DP160103548 (2016-18): "Serving in Silence? Australian LGBTI Military Service since 1945" ($199,937 1st CI)
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage LP120200327 (2012-17): "Serving our country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia" ($1,024,275 grant administered by ANU 3rd CI) Partner Organisations: Department of Defence, Department of Veterans' Affairs, National Archives of Australia, Australian War Memorial
- Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery DP110101627 (2011-13): "Defending Australia, defending Indigenous rights: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service and Australian identity, 1946-2003" ($120,000 1st CI)
- Department of Defence, Army History Research Unit (2009-10): "Defending Australia, Defending Indigenous Rights: Australian Indigenous Soldiers since World War II" ($4,500)
- Australian Catholic University Research Funding (2014-16): "Australia's Changing Identity in the Postwar Era" ($133,500 1st CI)
- Australian Catholic University Research Support Team (2011-13): "Exploring Social Justice in Australian Social and Cultural History" ($45,000 Team Leader)
- Australian Catholic University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences Early Career Research Incentive Award (2009-10): "Defending Australia, Defending Indigenous Rights: Koori Soldiers and Veterans since World War II" ($4,131)
- Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS, 2005-06): "Colonising Yolngu Defence: Arnhem Land in the Second World War and the Transnational Uses of Indigenous People in the Second World War" ($10,612)
- Northern Territory History Grant (2005-06): "Colonising Yolngu Defence: Arnhem Land in the Second World War and the Transnational Uses of Indigenous People in the Second World War" ($3,000)
Research project 1: "Serving in Silence? LGBTI Military Service in Australia since 1945"
This project aims to investigate how the Australian armed forces have grappled with changing social attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people from the end of World War Two until the present. The project plans to analyse why in some eras the Australian military has been an international leader in facilitating social change, while at other times it has lagged behind civilian norms. It aims to reveal the untold experiences of LGBTI personnel, the processes of change to policies and practices, and wider cultural shifts around sexuality and gender. The expected project outcomes will inform current debates about Australian Defence Force culture and wider questions about how institutions respond to social change.
Research project 2: "Transgender Australians: The History of an Identity"
This project aims to trace the emergence of transgender identities in Australia since the early twentieth century. Using oral histories, archives and media, the project intends to analyse the shifting medical, legal, cultural and popular discourses about transgender people, as well as study how evolving societal attitudes have affected the lives of gender diverse people. By revealing transgender people's histories, the project will explore the ways gender diverse Australians have expressed their identities amidst changing social norms. The expected outcomes will inform current debates about transgender rights, healthcare provision and social inclusion.
PhD Thesis was recipient of 2009 C.E.W. Bean Prize for Military History awarded by Department of Defence, Army History Research Unit
Australian Catholic University (2008- )
Lecturer in charge for:
HIST 104/327: Indigenous Peoples in Settler Colonies (2009)
HIST 106: Australian Indigenous Peoples: Past and Present (2008-11)
HIST 206/329: Diasporas and Journeys: Immigration in World History (2010, 2015)
HIST 224: Rise of the United States (2008, 2012, 2015)
HIST 225: US Foreign Policy since 1945 (2008, 2013, 2016)
HIST 226/330: Contemporary World History (2009, 2012, 2016)
HIST 229: Rebels and Revolutions in Latin America (2011, 2014, 2017)
HUMA 402: Honours Research Methods (2013-17)
2015: ACU Vice Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award
2014: Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Team Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning "for collaboratively designing a program of assessment which promotes hands-on historical research and transforms students into independent historians" other team members Dr Ellen Warne and Dr Nell Musgrove**
2013: ACU Team Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning "for designing a programme of Historical Studies that scaffolds students&rsquo skills as historians through diverse and innovative activities and assessments" other team members Dr Ellen Warne and Dr Nell Musgrove**
2011: Faculty of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award
University of Melbourne (2005-08)
Tutor for: Rebels and Revolutions in Latin America, USA and the World: Democracy and Empire
University of New England (2005-06)
Tutor for: The Swinging Sixties: the 1960s in America, Britain and Australia
Australian Historical Association, International Australian Studies Association (executive member 2013- ), Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, Australia New Zealand American Studies Association, Oral History Association of Australia, Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Defence LGBTI Information Service (DEFGLIS)