Associate Professor Sara Wills Appointed Deputy Director

We are delighted to announce that Associate Professor Sara Wills has been appointed as the new Deputy Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute.

Sara replaces Professor Julie McLeod who stepped down from the role earlier in 2018 to take up an appointment as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Capability) for the University of Melbourne.

Sara is a historian with an interest in hospitality, migrant belonging and settlement in Australia, as well as migration history and heritage.  She has published on aspects of post-war British migration to Australia, on-arrival migrant accommodation, migrant memory and heritage and recent refugee issues, and is also a Research Associate with Museum Victoria focused particularly on Melbourne’s Immigration Museum.

Based within the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne, she teaches migration history in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, is Head of Program for the Executive Master of Arts degree and is also Associate Dean of Engagement and Advancement.

Photograph: Close up photograph of Sara Wills