Katie Valenta speaks with Professor Desley Deacon as part of the School of History's ANU Summer Scholar Series.
Desley Deacon is Professor Emerita of the School of History, Australian National University, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Her research interests include women's biography and women in the Public Service. Throughout her career, Deacon has made an invaluable contribution to documenting the history of professional women in Australia and the United States of America. As Head of the School of History at the Australian National University, she oversaw significant administrative changes and served as a mentor for many students and colleagues.