Tracey Mee is a cultural historian. As a mature aged student Tracey excelled at university where she majored in Indigenous Studies and Australian History. Tracey went on to write an award-winning PhD thesis: Australian National Identity: Somewhere Between the Flags? Her literature-based thesis, grounded in critical whiteness studies, banal nationalism and vexillology, investigates the Australian national flag, its uses and applications across a range of institutions. Through a critical examination of the Australian national flag non-Indigenous people are encouraged to reflect on their subject position and on their understandings of their place in the nation. Tracey received the Wollongong University Professor Jim Hagan Memorial Prize for the most outstanding thesis completed in the School of Humanities and Social Inquiry. At the 28th International Congress of Vexillology in San Antonio, Tracey was awarded a Laureate of the Federation of Vexillology for her contribution to the field, and for her outstanding and original research on the Australian flag and nation.