Monash University academic Dr Francesco Ricatti is the new Chair of the Editorial Board for the Oral History Australia Journal

Dr Ricatti (pictured right) replaces Dr Ariella Van Luyn of the University of New England. Former President of Oral History New South Wales Anisa Puri has joined the board as a regular member.

The Chair of the Oral History Australia Journal Editorial Board manages the peer review process for the journal. Activities include recording submission details, de-identifying papers, assessing the quality of submissions and communicating with authors and peer reviewers.

Dr Ricatti is Cassamarca Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at Monash University. He has been practicing oral history since 2008, with interests in transnational migration history, football history, the cultural politics of emotions and representations of Italian cultures and identities outside of Italy. He is also a member of the Oral History Victoria Committee. A list of his publications is available at

The Oral History Australia Journal  has a long tradition of highly qualified Editorial Board members with past members including Associate Professor Janis Wilton of the University of New England and Bill Bunbury OAM, a distinguished Western Australian oral historian.

The current Journal Editor Dr Sue Anderson was recently appointed President of the International Oral History Association.

The Editorial Board currently comprises Dr Ricatti, Dr Anderson, Beth Robertson and Anisa Puri.

Further information on the Oral History Australia Journal and its processes is available under the Publications section of Oral History Australia’s website.