Béatrice Bijon is a scholar of English literature and women's history and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. In her native France she was senior lecturer at the University of Lyon. She is co-author of Suffragistes et suffragettes: la conquête du droit de vote des femmes au Royaume-Uni et aux Etats-Unis, published in December 2017. She is editor or co-editor of several volumes on travel writing and world literature, including In-Between Two Worlds: Travel Narratives by Female Travellers and Explorers, 1850-1945 (2009) and The Production of Strangeness in Postcolonial Literatures (2010).
Bijon relocated to Australia in 2011 after a Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia. Her migration to Australia took her into new areas of research. Work in Arnhem Land communities in 2012 led to her involvement in the Etched in Bone project.
In 2018, she curated at the National Library of Australia Deeds Not Words, an exhibition to mark the centenary of some women getting the vote in Britain for the first time. She is currently lecturing in the School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics at the Australian National University.
Etched in Bone was officially selected to screen at the annual Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC, in the auditorium of the National Museum of Natural History, the very building where stolen human remains were stored...