Professor Emerita Susan Magarey
Established by Professor Susan Magarey (the Head of the Pioneering Research Centre for Women's Studies here at the University of Adelaide in the 1980s), the Magarey Medal for Biography is awarded to the author of the best work of biography published during the previous two years, awarded every second year.
"It is a prize that will be awarded to a scholarly woman. I hope that it will balance the Magarey Medal for Football, a prize for a sporting man," said Professor Magarey at the time of establishing the award.
The winner of the 2012 Magarey Medal for Biography is Sheila Fitzpatrick, annual Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney, Distinguished Service Professor in Modern Russian History at the University of Chicago. She has been judged first out of a short list of five for My Father’s Daughter: Memories of an Australian Childhood (Melbourne University Press).
Last month, Professor Magarey was conferred by the former Vice-Chancellor & President, Professor James McWha AO with the title Emeritus Professor and in 2006 was awarded an Order of Australia for pioneering the new intellectual field of Women's Studies.
More information is available at www.theaha.org.au