ANZSANA is a multidisciplinary academic association founded in 1993 with the aim to deepen the understanding about Australia and New Zealand in North America. We hold annual meetings during the North American winter semester where members present papers across a range of disciplines from history, politics, society, literature, economics, and law. Our annual meetings bring together an international group of academics, journalists, and diplomats who share research and discuss issues germane to Australia, New Zealand, the Asian and Pacific region, and Canada and the United States.

We encourage graduate student applications, and offer travel grants in the amount of $200 USD for graduate students whose submissions are accepted.

ANZSANA enjoys close collaboration with the Center for Australian, New Zealand & Pacific Studies at Georgetown University and the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Our 2016 conference was held at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida from February 4-6 (read the conference program here). The association has convened previously in Montreal, Cambridge (MA), Toronto, Austin, Washington (DC), Vancouver, Ottawa, and elsewhere.

All ANZSANA conference participants are automatically given a one-year ANZSANA membership

which will soon include access to papers and presentations from previous conferences. For those who were unable to attend the conference but wish to purchase an ANZSANA Annual Membership ($25) for 2016-17, click this link to become a member. You can visit our Facebook page here.


“ANZSANA is always good value and a delight in alerting us to interesting research in Australian and New Zealand Studies by American colleagues and as an occasion to catch up with old friends from home and away”.


Professor Marilyn Lake FAHA, FASSA

School of Historical and Philosophical Studies

The University of Melbourne

“As someone who was fortunate enough to study in Sydney as an exchange student after college, the annual ANZSANA meeting provides a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues who share like-minded interests in the arts, history, science and politics of Australasia.  The 2017 meeting at the Australian Embassy in Washington, DC was particularly valuable, with participants attending from throughout North America, Europe and, of course, Down Under.  It was a great place to exchange ideas, receive helpful feedback on current research, and even expand our horizons in some areas that may be new to some of us.  Hands down, it is the best academic meeting that I attend.  And I look forward to participating again next year, in Guadalajara, Mexico!”


Mark Klemens

Independent Scholar

Columbus, Ohio

ANZSANA has presented me with many opportunities to meet and converse with a diverse range of scholars and professionals. As an interdisciplinary organization I always enjoy the ways in which the variety of presentations at the annual conference (from drapers in the colonial era to issues of climate change and the Great Barrier Reef) spark ideas I can bring to my own work as an art historian, but may not have found if I was only exposed to research from within my discipline. Such experiences are formative for young scholars like myself.


Emily A. Cornish

Graduate Student

History of Art

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

“This was the second time that I attended the ANZSANA Annual Conference. One of the reasons that I came back was because I found ANZSANA a very supportive and encouraging environment, and also just a lot of fun! I was not disappointed and look forward to hopefully returning next year in Mexico.”


Dr. Jatinder Mann, BA (Hons), MA (London), Ph.D. (Sydney)

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Menzies Centre for Australian Studies

I very much enjoyed meeting a wide range of scholars from different countries and from different disciplines who all have a love for Australia and New Zealand like I do. I learned about issues that I never would have in a law-based conference and particularly enjoyed the various perspectives individuals brought to their work based on their own experiences in Oz and Kiwi land.


Paul M. Secunda

Professor of Law and Director, Labor and Employment Law Program

Marquette University Law School

“I’m relatively new to Australian studies, and I found the ANZSANA conference incredibly helpful. It was wonderful to get to meet researchers in so many different disciplines who share an interest in Australia and New Zealand, and I learned enormously from the papers presented. Everyone was also extremely friendly and welcoming. I would definitely recommend this conference!”

Indiana University Mauer School of Law 09

Deborah Widiss

Professor of Law

Ira C. Batman Faculty Fellow

Indiana University Maurer School of Law