About me



Areas of expertise

I am a policing historian specialising in the history of urban policing, with a primary focus on Ireland, Australia and Canada. I am particularly interested in the impact of Irish policing experience on the development of colonial policing models, both state and municipal.


Irish police, Dublin Metropolitan Police, colonial police forces, Australia, Canada, comparative urban policing, border policing, police history

Member Details

Full Name

Anastasia Dukova (Professional Historian)

Membership Type

Professional Historian



Hon. B. A.: University of Toronto (2006)
PhD: TCD (2012)


I currently hold an adjunct research fellow position with the Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research and a Q ANZAC Fellow with the State Library Queensland. Previously I've held fellowships with the Griffith Criminology Institute and the University of Toronto (Postdoc).


Sessional Instruction. Australian and the World: 1788 to the Present; History of Terrorism.

Committees & Associations

Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand
Transnational Ireland
Lilith Feminist History Journal Editorial Collective
Brisbane History Group


Q ANZAC 100, SLQ 2018-19 'Queensland Police and the Great War Effort'
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)
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, IRCHSS (2008-2011)
Grace Lawless Lee Fund, University of Dublin, Trinity College €3,400 (2009, 2010)
Centre for Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies (CISCS), Ireland (2010)



A History of the Dublin Metropolitan Police and Its Colonial Legacy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 http://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137555816

To Preserve and Protect: Policing Colonial Brisbane, University of Queensland Press, 2020.

Book Chapters

H. J. Gibbney revised by Anastasia Dukova, 'Armit, William Edington (de Margrat) (1848–1901)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University

Peer Reviewed Journals

Smith, Evan & Anastasia Dukova, ‘ASIO and the Monitoring of Irish Republicanism in Australia during the “Troubles”, Australian Journal of Politics & History, 2020.

“Policing the Lockout: The Role of the DMP”, History Ireland, Vol 21, Issue 4, Jul/ Aug 2013, p. 32.

Other Journals

“Policing the Lockout: The Role of the DMP”, History Ireland, Vol 21, Issue 4, Jul/ Aug 2013, p. 32.
“The Great Strike”, Garda Gazette. An Garda Síochána Historical Society, Summer 2011.

Electronic Publications

Dukova, Anastasia. 'The Dublin Metropolitan Police and the Colonial Legacies of Irish Policing'. Century Ireland, June 2019.

Policing a Colonial Metropolis: From Moreton Bay to Brisbane, Harry Gentle Resource Centre, Griffith University https://harrygentle.com.au/projects/policing-a-colonial-metropolis-from-moreton-bay-to-brisbane/
From The Vault, Queensland Police Museum Historical Series http://www.mypolice.qld.gov.au/museum


Dukova, Anastasia. “Ray Whitrod, Before I Sleep: My Life Fighting Crime and Corruption. Book Review”, Queensland Review, 24 (2), 2017, 325-328.
Dukova, Anastasia. “Wayward Women: Female Offending in Victorian England. Book Review”, Lilith Feminist History Journal 23, 2017, 178.
Dukova, Anastasia. “Tim Prenzler, 100 Years of Women Police in Australia. Book Review”, Lilith Feminist History Journal 22, 2016, 112-14.