Angela Woollacott is the Manning Clark Professor of History. From 2004 to 2009 she was Professor of Modern History at Macquarie University in Sydney. Prior to that she was a Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Her areas of research, research supervision and teaching include Australian history; British Empire and postcolonial history; political history; women's and gender history; biography; colonialism; modernity and transnational histories.
Professor Woollacott is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and the Australian Academy of the Humanities. She currently serves on the editorial boards of three journals, and the advisory board for the Historical Research and Publications Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. She has been a visiting professor at Oberlin College; a visiting scholar at Dartmouth College, the University of Melbourne, the University of Adelaide, and the University of California, Berkeley; and in 2002 she was a Visiting Fellow at the Humanities Research Centre at ANU.