Dr Tanya Josev is a Senior Lecturer in the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. She researches in contemporary Australian and American legal and political history. Her current research projects focus on the origins and evolution of the binary understanding of the judicial role as involving ‘activism’ and ‘restraint’ across various common law jurisdictions; and on judicial biography. Her research on the changing meanings of the judicial activism terminology was awarded the Dennis-Wettenhall prize in Australian history in 2015. In 2010-11, she was based at New York University's School of Law as part of the Hauser Global Fellows Program. Prior to her appointment at the law school, she worked as a corporate lawyer and as an associate to the late Justice Goldberg of the Federal Court of Australia.