I’m a writer and researcher focusing on colonial and transnational art histories. My doctoral focus was Aboriginal cultural objects from Australia’s South East.
In 2019 I graduated from La Trobe University with a PhD in history and art history. I’ve taught Aboriginal Australian history at La Trobe and Deakin University and presented my research in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Hawai'i.
My expertise and interest also extend to nineteenth-century Russian art and history.
My research has been published in Aboriginal History Journal, The La Trobe Journal and on the Conversation. In 2018 I won the Community History Award for best peer-reviewed journal article.
I have also worked in arts admin and project management in Brisbane and then Melbourne for ten years.
Thoughts on Hodda Afshar's video work Remain, which tells the stories of male refugees confined to Manus Island.
In May 2016 attended the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) conference in Honolulu. Below are some of my reflections from the conference.
A review of a portion of the 19th Biennale of Sydney from 2014.
This is an essay I wrote while on Christmas holidays 2015, about my response to the recently finished Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT8) at the QAGOMA, Brisbane. One and a half years into my PhD, there were many half-formed thoughts.