<div>Associate Professor<br />
Chris Dixon</div>
Associate Professor
Chris Dixon


Associate Professor in History
Director of Research and Research Training

Contact Details:

Office: E354, Forgan Smith Building (1)
Phone: +61 7 3365 2162
Email: c.dixon1@uq.edu.au


BA(Hons), University of Western Australia
MA, University of Western Australia
Graduate Certificate, Practice of Tertiary Teaching, University of Newcastle
PhD, University of NSW


American History; the Vietnam War.

Research Interests:

Cultural history; American history; The Pacific War; The Vietnam War.

Selected Recent Publications:

  • 2012 Hollywood’s South Seas and the Pacific War: Searching for Dorothy Lamour (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan). (With Sean Brawley)
  • 2010 Coast to Coast: Case Studies of Modern Pacific Crossings (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing). (Co-edited with Prue Ahrens.)
  • 2009 Competing Voices from the Pacific War: Fighting Words (Santa Barbara, California: ABC Clio). (With Sean Brawley and Beatrice Trefalt.)
Journal articles, book chapters, proceeding papers and reviews
  • 2010 “Traversing the Pacific: Modernity on the Move from Coast to Coast,” in Coast to Coast: Case Studies of Modern Pacific Crossings, ed. Ahrens, P., and Dixon, C., (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 1-7 (With Prue Ahrens.)
  • 2010 “Colonel Zimmer’s Sea Shell Collection: Souvenirs, Experience Validation, and American Service Personnel in the Wartime South Pacific,” in Coast to Coast: Case Studies of Modern Pacific Crossings, ed. Prue Ahrens and Chris Dixon (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010), 77-88. (With Sean Brawley.)
  • 2010 “Australian Vietnam Veterans and the Legacies of a Lost War,” in Anzac Legacies: Australians and the Aftermath of War, ed. Martin Crotty and Marina Larsson (Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing), 126-44.
  • 2009 “Who Owns the Kokoda Trail?: Australian Mythologies, Colonial Legacies, and Mining in Papua New Guinea,” Social Alternatives, 28 (2009): 24-29. (With Sean Brawley.)
  • 2009 “‘No Fortunate Son’: Billy Jack and Images of Vietnam Veterans, 1967-1977,” in When the Soldiers Return: November 2007 Conference Proceedings, ed. Martin Crotty (Brisbane: School of History, Philosophy, Religion and Classics, University of Queensland), 97-104.
See full list of publications.

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