I am currently a PhD candidate in literary studies at Deakin University investigating the representation of the nonhuman in Australian ecofiction and the potential impact that such fiction has on the reader’s relationship with nature. My research includes considerations of speculative and science fiction, crime fiction, multispecies studies, and the intersection of literary theory and nature connection. I am also a freelance writer with publications in Guardian Australia, Overland Literary Journal and Australian Geographic, and am a co-founder of Remember The Wild, a non-profit focused on engaging Australians with the natural world.
Conservation, Behaviour change, The Arts, Philosophy, Communication, Media
PhD candidate and sessional academic
‘Evolving a New, Ecological Posthumanism: An Ecocritical Comparison of Michel Houellebecq’s Les Particules élémentaires and Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy.’ In Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction, edited by Zachary Kendal, Aisling Smith, Giulia Champion and Andrew Milner. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
‘“No longer any distance between us”: technology, climate change and narrative empathy in Briohny Doyle’s The Island Will Sink.’ Antithesis Journal 29 (2019): 36-45.
PhD in Literary Studies (Deakin University): 2018-present
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Monash University): 2010-2014
Bachelor of Science (Monash University): 2010-2013