Anastasia Dukova

Anastasia Dukova
Name: Anastasia Dukova
Bio: Anastasia Dukova holds a PhD in crime and policing history from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She is a member of the Irish Association of Professional Historians (IAPH) and Professional Historians Association Queensland. Her articles on nineteenth-century Irish and Australian policing history and historical criminology have been published widely, and her doctoral and postdoctoral findings were published in 2016 as A History of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and Its Colonial Legacy in Palgrave Macmillan’s World Histories of Crime, Culture and Violence series (2016). She has held fellowships and awards with the State Library of Queensland (2018-19) Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation, Harry Gentle Resource Centre (2017), Lord Mayor’s Helen Taylor Award (2016-17) and Griffith Criminology Institute (2014-15), as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto (2012-13) and a postgraduate scholarship with the Irish Research Council (2008-2011). Anastasia is a partner investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Project that investigates the policing of migrant communities in Britain and Australia throughout the twentieth century. Managing Migrants and Border Control in Britain and Australia, 1901-1981, is lead by an expert team (DP180102200 A Varnava, M Marmo, E Richards & E Smith) based at Flinders University, Adelaide. She also lends her historical crime and policing expertise to public and professional lectures, as well as popular history projects such as Century Ireland, RTÉ and Who Do You Think You Are?
Skills and Services Offered: Historical research and data analysis of legal and law enforcement agencies records
Assistance in research and interpretation of police regulations, manuals and registers (Australia, Ireland, UK)
Genealogical and biographical research across Australia, Ireland, Canada and the UK
Writing and editorial services
Teaching and learning assistance
Historical research and writing supervision
Heritage consulting
Public Speaking
Digital Humanities
Qualifications: 2012 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Dublin, Trinity College
2006 Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Toronto
Professional Interests: Colonial policing
Crime and policing
Publications and Experience:

Research Fellowships, Grants, and Projects
2018-2020 ARC Discovery Grant 2018-20 ‘Managing migrants and border control in Britain and Australia, 1901-1981’, A. Varnava, M. Marmo, E. Richards & A. Dukova (PI), Flinders University
British and Australian border control policies between 1900 and 1981 and their treatment of certain migrant groups they perceived as ‘undesirable’ or ‘deviant’. This project offers insights into how past historical policies and practices can echo contemporary practices to those formulating contemporary immigration policies and practices in both countries.

2018-2019 State Library Queensland, Research Fellow
The project, Queensland Police and the Great War Effort, connects the police and war service stories and histories of the men who left the Queensland Police Force (QPF) active duty to volunteer in the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF), 1914-1918.

2017 Harry Gentle Resource Centre, Griffith University, Visiting Fellow
Policing a Colonial Metropolis: From Moreton Bay to Brisbane, aggregated historical information regarding the key aspects of town life and policing of Brisbane settlement in its transition years, 1830s to 1859.

2016-2017 Policing Colonial Brisbane, Brisbane City Council
Policing Colonial Brisbane, utilised departmental, judicial, governmental and vital statistics and documents, to recreate the history of colonial police and the policed.

2014-2015 Griffith Criminology Institute, Research Fellow
The history of the criminal trial in Australia, the core of the Australian criminal justice system.

2012-2013 University of Toronto, Canada, Postdoctoral Fellow


Dukova, Anastasia. Queensland Police in the Great War: A Compendium. Queensland Police Museum, 2021.
Dukova, Anastasia. To Preserve and Protect: Policing Colonial Brisbane. University of Queensland Press, 2020.
Dukova, Anastasia. A History of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and Its Colonial Legacy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.


Dukova, Anastasia (revision), H. J. Gibbney, ‘Armit, William Edington (de Marguerittes) (1848–1901)’, Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, ANU, 2017


Dukova, Anastasia. ‘The Dublin Metropolitan Police and the Colonial Legacies of Irish Policing’. Century Ireland, June 2019.
Smith, Evan & Anastasia Dukova, ‘ASIO and the Monitoring of Irish Republicanism in Australia during the “Troubles”, Australian Journal of Politics & History, 2020.
Dukova, Anastasia. “Policing the Lockout: the role of the DMP”. History Ireland, XXI, No. 4, 2013, 32–3.
Dukova, Anastasia. “The Great Strike”, Garda Gazette. An Garda Síochána Historical Society, Summer 2011.


Funding Awards
Friends of Queensland Police Museum, Book Publication Subsidy , $3,000 (2020)
Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation Fellowship, State Library Queensland, $15,000 (2018-2019)
ARC Discovery Grant 2018-20 ‘Managing migrants and border control in Britain and Australia, 1901-1981’, A. Varnava, M. Marmo, E. Richards & A. Dukova (PI), $206,531 (2018-2020)
Harry Gentle Research Centre Visiting Fellowship $5,000 (2017)
Lord Mayor’s Helen Taylor Research Award for Local History, Brisbane City Council $20,000 (2016-2017)
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto $27,500 (2012-2013)
IRC Postgraduate Scholarship, University of Dublin, Trinity College €80,000 (2008-2011)

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