Phone: 4221 3703
B.A. Dip.Ed, First Class Honours in History, Macquarie University
Ph.D. in History, Australian National University
While having a background in History, Anthony Ashbolt taught in the discipline of Politics at Macquarie University, the Australian National University and the University of New England before arriving at the University of Wollongong in 1991.
Areas of Supervision
- American intellectual history and the 1960s.
- Media frames and the reporting of politics.
- Neo-liberalism and public policy.
- Marxism and cultural studies.
American history and politics, cultural studies, public policy in education and political theory constitute his main areas of research. He has supervised Honours, Masters and Doctoral Theses in a wide range of areas including urban politics, political philosophy, and the politics and practice of Australian right-wing think tanks.
Select Publications and Performance
Searchable RIS publications from 2000 to date
- Public Education for Our Future”, Dissent, 34, Summer 2010/2011, pp. 37-40.
- “Public Education and the Public Good”, Illawarra Unity, vol. 10 no. 1, 2010, pp. 514-7; reprinted upon request in The Queensland Principal, vol. 38 no. 1, March 2011, 33-4.
- “'Go Ask Alice': Remembering the Summer of Love Forty Years On”, Australasian Journal of American Studies, vol. 26 no.2, December 2007, pp.35-47.
- "Education and Social Justice: The Absent Kevin Rudd", Illawarra Unity, vol. 7 no.1, pp. 37-9.
- Private Desires, Public Pleasures : Community and Identity in a Postmodern World”, in Ellie Vasta (ed.), Citizenship and Social Justice, Macmillan, 2000, pp. 129-140.
- “Love and Hate in American Eyes : Emma Goldman and Alexander Berkman on America”, Australasian Journal of American Studies, July 2003, pp. 1-14.
- “Public Education and Democracy”, Education, October 25, 2004 (276), p. 12
- “Death Decline or Atrophy? The Necessity of Politics”, in Tim Battin (ed.), The Passion of Politics: Essays in Honour of Graham Maddox, Pearson, Sydney, 2005, 1-14.
- “Private Schooling as a Way of Life”, Seeing Red, 3. 2005, pp. 8-11.
- “The Warilla High School Strike: A Veritable Class struggle”, 3-10, Illawarra Unity, vol. 6 no.1, 2006, 3-10.
- “Quality Education for All: State Aid is Still the Issue”. New Matilda, on-line policy issue, November 27, 2006
- “Hegemony and the Sixties: Observations, Polemics, Meanderings”, Rethinking Marxism, volume 19 no. 2, April 2007, 208-220.
- “Public Education in the Universe of Closed Discourse”, Overland, 186, Autumn 2007, 86-91.
- “No More Songs: Phil Ochs and the Sixties”, a musical documentary, written and narrated by Anthony Ashbolt, National Folk Festival, Canberra 2003 (Performers: Jeannie Lewis, Maurie Mulheron, Tom Bridges and Deanne Dale).