Raelene Frances is Dean of Arts and Professor of History at Monash University. She has published widely on the history of work, women’s history, Aboriginal/European contact history, religious and community history and has also co-edited several collections of essays on Australian and New Zealand history, including Labour and the Great War. Her prize-winning books include The Politics of Work, and Women and the Great War (co-authored with Bruce Scates). Her history of prostitution, Selling Sex, was short-listed for the Ernest Scott Prize. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.