Dr Glenn Davies is a teacher, author, republican activist and historian.
In any spare time, which seems increasingly rare, he is an occasional science fiction writer and reviewer, and has been an Aurealis Award Science Fiction Short Story Judge. He believes strongly in the epithet ‘publish or perish’ – no matter how constant and demanding the teaching load, it is vital, as historians, to be writing.
Glenn was raised and educated in the north Queensland goldfield community of Charters Towers. He has taught political science at Illinois State University, history at Central Queensland University, and history education at Australian Catholic University. Glenn has been studying the republican debate in Australia for 30 years. He received his PhD in 2005 from University of New England on the history of Australian republicanism, and has written academic articles and national curriculum project units on Australian history.
In 2007 Glenn was elected Queensland State Secretary, Australian Republican Movement and was re-elected in 2009. In 2010 he was elected Queensland State Convener, Australian Republican Movement and holds a seat on the ARM National Committee.
Glenn was the editor of the long-running Queensland ARM quarterly newsletter, Armlet, and the bi-montly national Republican Roundup. He now edits the monthly national Campaign Update. In 2009 he established the annual National Republican Short Story Competition. He is also the history editor and a regular columnist for Independent Australia and blogs monthly on republican issues. In 2015 he was awarded 'Australian Republican of the Year'.
Glenn lives in northern Brisbane with his beautiful wife and two gorgeous kids, a haughty cat, and a King Charles Cavalier who has recently agreed to renounce the monarchy and accept his republican family’s ways.