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Dr Euridice Charon-Cardona

Senior Research Associate

School of Humanities and Social Science (History)

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. 

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.

Teaching Expertise
Russian language Spanish language History Russia (Soviet Union) (1917 -1991) Cuban History (20th century) 


Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

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

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Russian (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology 20
210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman) 70
210308 Latin American History 10

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/10/2010 - 1/04/2011 Russian Language Lecturer Universidad Bolivariana (Centro de Idiomas Rosa Luxemburgo, Caracas)
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of

Teaching appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/07/2002 - 1/12/2007 Spanish Language Teacher Hunter Institute TAFE
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Markwick RD, Charon-Cardona ET, Soviet Women on the Frontline in the Second World War, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, 336 (2012) [A1]
Co-authors Roger Markwick, Euridice Charon-Cardona

Journal article (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Charon-Cardona E, 'Socialism and education in Cuba and Soviet Uzbekistan', Globalisation, Societies & Education, 11 296-313 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/14767724.2013.782204
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Euridice Charon-Cardona
2012 Charon-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]
Co-authors Euridice Charon-Cardona
2004 Charon-Cardona ET, 'Re-encountering Cuban Tastes in Australia', The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 15 40-53 (2004) [C1]
Co-authors Euridice Charon-Cardona

Conference (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Griffiths TG, Charon-Cardona E, 'Education to remake the world: Soviet university education aid, 1956-1991', XXVI Annual Conference, Comparative Education Society in Europe, Freiburg, Germany (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Euridice Charon-Cardona, Tom Griffiths
2012 Charon-Cardona ET, 'Studying in Soviet Uzbekistan: Living the socialist education in and outside the classroom', CIES 2012. Program, Puerto Rico (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Euridice Charon-Cardona
2012 Charon-Cardona ET, 'Stalingrad inferno: The forgotten memoirs of Soviet female medics in the battlefield', Conference Book of Abstracts: Nursing in a Global Perspective, Denmark (2012)
Co-authors Euridice Charon-Cardona
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 4
Total funding $20,645

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20151 grants / $15,000

Religion, Marxism and Secularism$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Roland Boer, Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona, Doctor Tom Griffiths, Doctor James Juniper, Emeritus Professor Terry Lovat, Conjoint Professor Marion Maddox, Doctor Sara Motta, Doctor Christina Petterson, Doctor Timothy Stanley
Scheme Strategic Networks Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500896
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20122 grants / $4,895

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200742
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200413
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $750

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Doctor Euridice Charon-Cardona
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100769
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Dr Euridice Charon-Cardona

Position

Senior Research Associate
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

History

Contact Details

Email euridice.charon-cardona@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 49217930

Office

Room MCLG26b
Building McMullin
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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