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Career Summary

Biography

Euridice Charon’s academic career at the University of Newcastle began as a casual tutor in Anthropology while completing her PhD.  Since 2004, she has worked on various research projects, most recently with Associate Professor Roger Markwick. This collaboration has produced a number of international publications, including a co-authored monograph, Soviet women on the front line in the Second World War (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), which was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s History Prize in 2013. Euridice is currently working as a Senior Research Associate for an Australian Research Council funded project on Soviet women on the home-front during Second World War.  Euridice is a fluent speaker of Russian and Spanish, and holds a Master’s degree in History from Tashkent University in Uzbekistan. 

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle, 23/10/2008
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), University of Newcastle, 15/02/1999

Research

Research keywords

  • Arab migration to Cuba (19th -20th century)
  • Cuban migration to Australia
  • Soviet and Cuban history

Research expertise

My research expertise centres on historical and anthropological analysis, involving detailed archival and interview work. This has included major research projects on Cuban migration and diaspora; and more recently on Soviet women’s gendered experiences in the Eastern battlefields of World War II and on the Soviet home front. My early research unearthed the history of Arab migration to Cuba, and documented these communities' contribution to the contemporary Cuban nation. Building on this topic, my research has examined the phenomenon of identity within small migrant communities, via my doctoral research of a pioneering group of Cuban migrants who settled in NSW, Australia, in the late 1960s. Currently my research is centred on Soviet history in WW-II, researching the Blood Donors’ movement of the 1940s and Soviet women’s contributions to the home-front economy. In addition, I am beginning a project examining the history of Soviet university education aid from 1956-1991, examining its nature, reach and impact.

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
210307European History (Excl. British, Classical Greek And Roman)70
160104Social And Cultural Anthropology20
210308Latin American History10

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Anthropology
  • Languages (Spanish and Russian)
  • Soviet and Cuban history

Teaching expertise

Russian language

Spanish language

History Russia (Soviet Union) (1917 -1991)

Cuban History (20th century)

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Charon-Cardona E, 'Socialism and education in Cuba and Soviet Uzbekistan', Globalisation, Societies & Education, 11 296-313 (2013)
2012Markwick RD, Charon-Cardona ET, Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 336 (2012) [A1]

Co-authors: Roger Markwick

Publications

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Book (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Markwick RD, Charon-Cardona ET, Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 336 (2012) [A1]

Co-authors: Roger Markwick

Journal article (3 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Charon-Cardona E, 'Socialism and education in Cuba and Soviet Uzbekistan', Globalisation, Societies & Education, 11 296-313 (2013)
2012Charon-Cardona ET, 'Little Soldiers: How Soviet Children Went to War, 1941-1945 [Book Review]', Australian Journal of Politics and History, 58 476-477 (2012) [C3]
2004Charon-Cardona ET, 'Re-encountering Cuban Tastes in Australia', The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 15 40-53 (2004) [C1]

Conference (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Charon-Cardona ET, 'Studying in Soviet Uzbekistan: Living the socialist education in and outside the classroom', CIES 2012. Program, Puerto Rico (2012) [E3]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants3
Total funding$5,645

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2012 (2 grants)

From 'Sister of Mercy' to Fighting Companions': Nursing and nurses in Soviet visual propaganda, 1920s-1940s$3,395
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,39520122012
GNo:G1200742

CIES 2012: 56th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 22 - 27 April 2012$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020122012
GNo:G1200413

2011 (1 grants)

Public Health; Private Healers: 12th Biennial Conference on ANZSHM, University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus (Brisbane), 12 - 15 July 2011$750
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Project Team
Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75020112011
GNo:G1100769
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

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Dr Euridice Charon-Cardona

Work Phone49217930
Email
PositionSenior Research Associate
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaHistory
Office
MCLG26b,
McMullin,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/euridice-charon-cardona