Dr Benjamin Mountford is Senior Lecturer in History at Australian Catholic University in Melbourne.
He is the author of Britain, China, & Colonial Australia (OUP 2016 - winner of the 2017 Prue Torney Fellows Award) and co-editor of A Global History of Gold Rushes (University of California Press, 2018) and Fighting Words: Fifteen Books That Shaped the Postcolonial World (Peter Lang, 2017).
Ben's research focuses on Global and Imperial History, Modern British History, and Australian History. He has held research fellowships at La Trobe University and the Huntington Library, and lectureships at Federation University Australia and the University of Buckingham. From 2008-15 Ben was at Oxford, where he was a Rae and Edith Bennett Travelling Scholar, a Beit Scholar in Commonwealth and Imperial History, a Research Associate at the Oxford Centre for Global History, and the first Michael Brock Junior Research Fellow in Modern British History. He is a co-founder of the Sudbury Oxford Transnational History Foundation and a life member of the Senior Common Room at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.