Welcome to Our New Member – Professor Phillip Deery

Welcome to our new member, Professor Phillip Deery

Professor Deery is Emeritus Professor of History at Victoria University, where he was Director of Research and Research Training in the College of Arts. He is an internationally recognised scholar in the field of Cold War studies, specialising in the social and political impact of the Cold War in Australia, Great Britain and the United States.  He is also a specialist in Australian communist and labour history.

His books examining the Cold War are Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York (New York: Fordham University Press, 2014, 2016), The Age of McCarthyism: A Brief History with Documents, Third Edition (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2016) with Ellen Schrecker, and Espionage and Betrayal: Behind the Scenes of the Cold War  (Milan: Feltrinelli Press, 2011) with Mario Del Pero. His books examining Australian labour history include Labour in Conflict: the 1949 Coal Strike (Sydney, 1978), and the co-edited Fighting Against War: Peace Activism in the Twentieth Century (Melbourne, 2015). He has also published over 100 articles and book chapters in the fields of communism, espionage and national security, and the Cold War.  Phillip’s most recent published article is “Love, Betrayal and the Cold War: An American Story”; his most recent chapter is “American Communism”, in the Cambridge History of Communism Volume Two – The Socialist Camp and World Power 1941-1968 (2017).


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