Joshua Black is a doctoral candidate with the National Centre for Biography, ANU. His Honours thesis (2018), entitled ‘For What Purpose?: The political memoirs and diaries of the Rudd–Gillard Labor Cabinet’, investigated the relatively unexplored field of political memoirs and their position in Australian political historiography. His doctorate is entitled ‘The Political Memoir Phenomenon: Federal political life writing, 1994–2020’. He has also worked in the field of Higher Education equity and support.