In this era of the neo-liberal academy, establishing an academic journal is a labor of love and hope. In this article, I celebrate the dedication and commitment of its many contributors and reflect on the value of the arts and humanities to the mobilities paradigm. I do that from the perspective of a feminist historian from a settler colonial polity in the southern hemisphere, where uneven mobilities and the violence of dispossession continue to shape national life. I consider how a mobilities framework that derived from the northern hemisphere has spoken to the intellectual and political projects that played out in a colonial settler nation in the southern hemisphere.
Georgine Clarsen is a recently retired academic historian who lives in Wollongong, NSW, Australia. She was a member of the founding editorial team of Transfers and has a continuing academic interest in gender and mobilities and the ways Indigenous peoples in Australia have shaped automobility according to their own needs and cultural imperatives. Email: email@example.com