Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Dr Laura Rademaker

Dr Laura Rademaker

Catholic Thought and Practice

Grad Dip Ed (Wesley Institute), PhB, PhD (ANU)

Laura Rademaker is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow within the Golding Centre. Her current research examines Australian Catholic women’s engagement with modernity and feminism in the twentieth century. She completed her PhD in 2014 at the Australian National University on the Groote Eylandt Aboriginal missions, focusing on language and translation in the cross-cultural mission context. During 2013 she taught Aboriginal history and identity at the University of Canberra while continuing her research at ANU.

Key publications

Rademaker, Laura. “Language and Australian Aboriginal History: Anindilyakwa and English on Groote Eylandt.” History Australia 11, no. 2 (2014).

Rademaker, Laura. “‘I Had More Children than Most People’: Single Women’s Missionary Maternalism in Arnhem Land, 1908-1945.” Lilith 17 (2012).