School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Karen is an historian of migration (1890-1960) with a particular interest in migrant identity and receiving society/migrant relations. She has a special interest in the migrant experience during World War One both within the wider Australian society and as serving members of the first AIF. Karen has also published on Australia's post-World War Two mass migration schemes with a particular focus on the migrant hostel system and on the displaced persons including the so called “hard-core” of unmarried mothers and displaced youth.
Year Citation 2021 Ankeny, R. A., & Agutter, K. (2021). Food, taste, and memory in Australian migrant hostels. In E. Falconer (Ed.), Space, Taste and Affect: Atmospheres that Shape the Way We Eat (pp. 61-73). London, United Kingdom: Taylor & Francis (Routledge).
2021 Agutter, K., Ankeny, R., & Lacey, L. (2021). Place-making and the Finsbury/Pennington migrant hostel: capturing 45 years of refugee and migrant heritage. In A. Dellios, & E. Heinrich (Eds.), Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage: Beyond and Between Borders (pp. 102-118). Abingdon, Oxon; Great Britain: Taylor & Francis (Routledge).
2020 Agutter, K. M. (2020). Exploring the migrant experience through an examination of letters to The New Australian. In C. Dewhirst, & R. Scully (Eds.), The Transnational Voices of Australia’s Migrant and Minority Press (pp. 151-167). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
2019 Agutter, K., & Kevin, C. (2019). Forgotten Women: Remembering “Unsupported” Migrant Mothers in Post-World War II Australia. In K. Darian-Smith, & P. Hamilton (Eds.), Remembering Migration: Oral Histories and Heritage in Australia (pp. 107-122). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
2017 Agutter, K. (2017). Foreign-Born Soldiers in the AIF: Australia’s Multinational Fighting Force. In K. Ariotti (Ed.), Australians and the First World War Local-Global Connections and Contexts (pp. 9-25). Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.
2016 Agutter, K., & Cosmini-Rose, D. (2016). It was inevitable that they would grow old: the foreseeable crisis of immigrant aged care in South Australia. In D. Cosmini-Rose (Ed.), Ageing Between Cultures: The Experiences and Challenges of Italian Migrants in South Australia (pp. 1-20). United Kingdom: Troubador Publishing. 2015 Agutter, K. (2015). “Italians Deported – Australians Next”: Italians, World War I and the Labour Movement. In P. Deery, & J. Kimber (Eds.), Fighting Against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century (pp. 157-176). Melbourne Australia: Leftbank Press. 2014 Agutter, K. (2014). Sicilians in Australia. In G. Tulloch, K. Agutter, & L. d'Arcangeli (Eds.), Sicily and Scotland: Where Extremes Meet (1 ed., pp. 84-95). United Kingdom: Troubador Publishing. 2014 Agutter, K. (2014). Australian-Italian Relations in World War I. The Italian Consul-General and the Australian Government. In G. Cresciani, & B. Mascitelli (Eds.), Italy and Australia: An Asymmetrical Relationship (1 ed., pp. 115-144). Australia: Connor Court Publishing. 2013 Agutter, K. M. (2013). Displaced Persons and the ‘Continuum of Mobility’ in the South Australian Hostel System. In M. A. Kleinig (Ed.), On the Wing: Mobility before and after Emigration to Australia (Vol. 7, pp. 136-152). NSW: Anchor Books Australia. 2010 Agutter, K. M. (2010). Italians abroad: Critical factors in the development of Italian national identity in migrant communities. In E. Smith (Ed.), Europe's Expansions and Contractions: Proceedings of the XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians.. Australian Humanities Press.
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