Matthew Allen

Dr Matthew Allen is a Senior Lecturer in Historical Criminology at the University of New England. His work on the history of alcohol, policing, summary justice and surveillance have been published in Australian Historical Studies, History Australia, the Journal of Religious History, and the ANZ Journal of Criminology. He is the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Australian Colonial History, a Councillor for History Council of New South Wales and has served as a judge of the New South Wales Premiers History Awards from 2019-2021. He is currently writing a monograph entitled Drink and Democracy: Alcohol, Politics and Government in Colonial Australia, 1788-1856.