Thesis Prize 2021

15 October 2021

Prize of $500 cash and one year membership of the Australian Queer Archives

Since 1999 the Australian Queer Archives has offered a prize for the best fourth year thesis (honours or equivalent of about 10,000 words) submitted at an Australian university in the field of LGBTIQ studies.

The thesis may be in any discipline and must have as its major concern some aspect of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer experience, contemporary or historical, in Australia.

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Work submitted at an overseas university that meets the criteria will be accepted for consideration.

Please email your submission to with the subject ‘Thesis Prize’.

The submission date is 30 November 2021 and will consider theses completed in the last two years (2020–2021). Late submissions may be accepted by arrangement (see contact details below). Theses will be retained by the Archives and will become part of its collection. Winners will be notified of the outcome in early 2022.

For more information on the prize, please contact AQuA’s Office Coordinator Claudine Chionh at

The Australian Queer Archives is a community-based, volunteer-run, non-profit organisation that has been collecting and preserving Australian queer history since 1978. More details about the Archives may be found at

The submission date is 30 November 2021