After commencing her undergraduate degree during Year 12 as a Start Uni Now (SUN) Student, Ana Stevenson graduated from CQUniversity with a Bachelor of Communication (Distinction). Subsequently, she undertook her Doctor of Philosophy in history at The University of Queensland and embarked on a career in academia, specifically the interdisciplinary humanities.
After completing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State, South Africa, Ana became a Lecturer in the Pathways Program at the Nguma-bada Campus of James Cook University. Her scholarly research brings transnational perspectives to the history of feminism and social movements by analysing women's activist networks from the nineteenth century to the present. Dedicated to creating dialogues between feminist, gender, and women's history and imperial and settler-colonial histories, her research spans the United States, Australia, and South Africa. Her first book, The Woman as Slave in Nineteenth-Century American Social Movements (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), recently appeared with "Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements." With Alana Piper (University of Technology Sydney), she co-edited Gender Violence in Australia: Historical Perspectives (Monash University Publishing, 2019).
Additionally, Ana has been involved in a series of public outreach, digital history, and digital humanities initiatives. Established in 2016, she is the Founder and Managing Editor of VIDA: Blog of the Australian Women's History Network, also with Alana Piper. Ana is also the convener of The Suffrage Postcard Project with Kristin Allukian (University of South Florida). Her writing has appeared in news outlets such as The Washington Post's Made by History, Aeon, and The Conversation. Across 2021, with Kate Law (University of Nottingham), Ana organised the Womandla! Online Seminar Series.