CHE Queensland



The University of Queensland Node of CHE is led by Dr Andrea Bubenik.


The University of Queensland Node of CHE was led by Foundation Chief Investigator Professor Peter HolbrookDr Andrea Bubenik served as the Deputy Leader for the Node. Sushma Griffin is the Node’s Public Outreach Officer and Research Assistant.

Andrea Bubenik served as the acting Node Leader from June 2019 through to June 2020.


The University of Queensland Node of CHE was led by Chief Investigator Professor Peter Holbrook, a scholar of Shakespeare and English Renaissance literature. UQ CHE’s research team included ARC postdoctoral fellows: Dr Spencer Jackson is a specialist in English literature of the long eighteenth century and twentieth-century French philosophy; he currently teaches at Occidental College in the USA. Dr Kenneth Chong is a medievalist, focusing on the connections between medieval literature and philosophy; he is an Honorary Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia. Dr Diana G. Barnes conducts research on early modern women’s manuscript letters, and currently teaches at the University of New England.

Former postdoctoral fellows Dr Ross Knecht, a specialist in sixteenth-century English literature, currently teaches at Emory University in the United States. Dr Brandon Chua, also a former UQ CHE postdoctoral fellow, researches the literature and politics of seventeenth-century Britain, and currently lectures at The University of Hong Kong. Dr Nicholas Luke (UQ CHE postdoctoral fellow 2017–18) also currently teaches at The University of Hong Kong; his interests include early modern drama and religion.

Xanthe Ashburner was the Education and Outreach Officer, and Research Assistant, for the Node.

Research into the history of emotions was also carried out by a team of Associate Investigators working in such fields as Art History, Music, Literature, and History.

CHE Queensland would like to acknowledge and pay respects to the the Turrbal People, who are the traditional custodians of the land upon which we work.

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