Joanna Cruickshank, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, School of History Heritage and Society, Deakin University

Joanna Cruickshank lectures in Australian, Pacific and World History. Her research focuses on the role of religion in British and Australian history, from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. She has published on the culture of early English evangelicalism, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women preachers and Aboriginal missions. Joanna is currently working on the history of Aboriginal missions in Australia, with a particular focus on gender. She also continues to research and publish on women in early Methodist history. 

Select Publications

Brian Curtis Clark and Joanna Cruickshank, 'Converting Mrs Crouch: Women, Wonders and the Formation of English Methodism, 1738-1741', Journal of Ecclesiastical History  65/1, (2014), 66-83. 

'The Sermon in the British Colonies', in The Oxford Handbook of the British Sermon 1689-1901, eds Keith A. Frances and William Gibson (Oxford University Press, 2012), 513-529.

'Blood, Tears and Race : Moravian Missionaries and Indigenous Bodies in Colonial Australia', Interface : a Forum for Theology in the World, 14/2 (2011), 15-31.

'Mother, Teacher, Adviser and Missionary': Matilda Ward in North Queensland, 1891–1917', Founders, Firsts and Feminists : Women Leaders in 20th-century Australia, eds Fiona Davis, Nell Musgrove, and Judith Smart (eScholarship Research Centre: University of Melbourne, 2011), 27-45.

Joanna Cruickshank and Patricia Grimshaw, ‘“A Matter of No Small Importance to the Colony’: Moravian Missionaries on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, 1891-1919’ in Missionaries, Indigenous People and Cultural Exchange, eds Andrew Brown-May and Patricia Grimshaw (Sussex Academic Press, 2010), 151-165.

‘“Friend of my Soul”: Constructing Spiritual Friendship in the Autobiography of Mary Fletcher’, Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies 32/3 (2009), 373-387.

Pain, Passion and Faith: Revisiting the Place of Charles Wesley in Early Methodism (Scarecrow Press, 2009).

“‘The Suffering Members Sympathise’: Constructing the Sympathetic Self in the Hymns of Charles Wesley’ in Charles Wesley: Life, Literature and Legacy, eds Ted A. Campbell and Kenneth Newport (Epworth Press, 2007), 245-263.

‘“Appear as Crucified for Me”: Sight, Suffering and Spiritual Transformation in the Hymns of Charles Wesley’, Journal of Religious History30/3 (2006), 311-330.

In 2010 Dr Cruickshank was on ABC Radio's Spirit of Things programme in Australia talking about 'Suffering in Charles Wesley's Hymns' - here is a link to the podcast