Centre Adjuncts

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A/Prof. Sandra Phillips

Adjunct Associate Professor

Associate Professor Sandra Phillips is a Wakka Wakka woman, raised on the Country of her family's ancestors and is also proudly Gooreng Gooreng. Sandra is Chief Investigator on two ARC Linkage Program-funded research projects: Community Publishing in Regional Australia and Reading climate: Indigenous literatures, subject English, and Sustainability.  Sandra is an Adjunct member of the Writing & Society Research Centre with research interests in Indigenous writing and Australian publishing following a distinguished career in the Australian publishing industry.

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Dr Amanda Tink

Adjunct Fellow

Amanda Tink is Adjunct Research Fellow at Western Sydney University and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of South Australia. Her research interests are Australian disabled authors, crip poetics and memoir, and the Nazi genocide of disabled people. She is published in a range of venues including The Conversation, Overland, Australian Literary Studies, ArtsHub, and Sydney Review of Books.

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Dr Catriona Menzies-Pike

Adjunct Fellow

Catriona Menzies-Pike is a writer, editor and critic who lives in Vancouver, Canada. She edited the Sydney Review of Books between 2015 and 2023.  Catriona is the winner of a 2023 Walkley Award, the Pascall Prize for Arts Criticism, for her SRB essays 'Critic Swallows Book' and 'Fool's Gold'.

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A/Prof. Chris Andrews

Adjunct Associate Professor

Chris Andrews’s main areas of research are contemporary Latin American fiction and a experiments with form in twentieth and twenty-first century French writing. His critical study Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction was published by Columbia University Press in 2014, and his book on the Oulipo, How to Do Things with Forms, came out with McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2022. He has translated books of prose fiction by Liliana Colanzi, Kaouther Adimi, Selva Almada, Marcelo Cohen, César Aira, Roberto Bolaño, and other writers.

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Dr Debra Keenahan

Adjunct Fellow

Debra is an artist, psychologist and author. She has 2 PhDs – the first in psychology on Dehumanization, the second in visual arts on Critical Disability Aesthetics. Debra has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions and sole and co-authored a book, book chapters and articles. Her work focusses upon the personal and social impacts of disability. Having achondroplasia dwarfism, Debra brings personal insight to understanding the dynamics of interpersonal interactions that include/exclude the visibly different from equitable social relations. In her art practice she employs different mediums to communicate with and engage people on difficult issues, encouraging empathy for the socially excluded.

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Prof. Gail Jones

Emeritus Professor

Gail Jones is a novelist and scholar whose interests include narrative, cinema, cultural studies, contemporary literature and Australian literature. She is the author of two short-story collections and the novels Black Mirror, Sixty Lights, Dreams of Speaking, Sorry, Five Bells , A Guide to Berlin, The Death of Noah Glass, Our Shadows and most recently, Salonika Burning. In 2019 she won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for The Death of Noah Glass. She has also been shortlisted four times for the Miles Franklin Award, her prizes include the WA Premier’s Award for Fiction, the Nita B. Kibble Award, the Steele Rudd Award, the Age Book of the Year Award, the Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction and the ASAL Gold Medal. She has also been shortlisted for international awards, including the IMPAC and the Prix Femina Étranger. Her fiction has been translated into many languages.

Prof. Ivor Indyk

Emeritus Professor

Ivor Indyk is director of Giramondo Publishing, and Whitlam Professor in the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University. He was the founding editor of HEAT, and co-founder of the Sydney Review of Books. He has written on many aspects of Australian literature, art, architecture and literary publishing, including a monograph on David Malouf published by Oxford University Press.

Important Australian authors published by him at Giramondo include Alexis Wright (winner of the Miles Franklin Award), Brian Castro, Gerald Murnane, Nicholas Jose, Judith Beveridge, Jennifer Maiden, Robert Gray, Gig Ryan, Beverley Farmer and Antigone Kefala. A critic, essayist and reviewer, he has written a monograph on David Malouf for Oxford University Press, and essays on many aspects of Australian literature, art, architecture and publishing.

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Prof. Jane Goodall

Emeritus Professor

Jane Goodall has written extensively on arts in the modern era, with a special interest in the relationship between the arts and sciences. She has taught undergraduate courses and supervised research projects in relevant areas of arts history, and has conducted local history research on the Parramatta Road. Her academic publications include Artaud and the Gnostic Drama, Performance and Evolution in the Age of Darwin (winner of the Australasian Drama Studies Association’s Robert Jordan Prize), and, with Christa Knellwolf, the collection Frankenstein's Science (Ashgate, 2008), which contextualises Mary Shelley's work in contemporary scientific and literary debates. She is the author of the popular and award winning novels The Walker (2004), The Visitor (2005) and The Calling (2007). Jane's book on Stage Presence was published by Routledge in May 2008.

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Prof. Hazel Smith

Emeritus Professor

Emeritus Professor Hazel Smith is a poet, performer and new media artist. She is the author of several academic and pedagogical books including Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O’Hara, difference, homosexuality, topography, Liverpool University Press, 2000; The Writing Experiment: strategies for innovative creative writing, Allen and Unwin, 2005 and The Contemporary Literature-Music Relationship: intermedia, voice, technology, cross-cultural exchange, Routledge, 2016.  With Roger Dean she co-authored Improvisation, Hypermedia and the Arts since 1945, Routledge, 1997 and co-edited Practice-led Research, Research-led Practice in the Creative Arts, Edinburgh University Press, 2009. She is a co-editor of the creative arts journal of online sound, text and image, soundRite, based at Western Sydney University.

Hazel has published five volumes of poetry including The Erotics of Geography: poetry, performance texts, new media works, Tinfish Press, 2008 with accompanying CD Rom; Word Migrants, Giramondo, 2016 and Ecliptical, ES-Press, Spineless Wonders, 2022.  She has also published three CDs of poetry and performance work and numerous collaborative multimedia works. She is a member of austraLYSIS, the sound and multimedia arts group, has performed and presented her work extensively internationally, has been commissioned by the ABC to write several works for radio, and has been co-recipient of numerous Australia Council for the Arts grants.   In 2018, with Will Luers and Roger Dean, she was awarded first place in the Electronic Literature Organisation’s Robert Coover prize. In 2023 her collaboration with Luers and Dean, Dolphins in the Reservoir, was shortlisted for the UK New Media Writing award.  Hazel previously pursued a career as a professional violinist.

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Prof. Nicholas Jose

Adjunct Professor

Nicholas Jose is a novelist, essayist and playwright, whose thirteen books include the novels Paper Nautilus, Avenue of Eternal Peace (shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award), The Custodians (shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize) and Original Face; two short story collections; a volume of essays, Chinese Whispers; and the memoir Black Sheep. After gaining his doctorate at Oxford University, he taught in the Department of English at the ANU 1978-1985. His monograph Ideas of the Restoration in English Literature was published in 1984.

Professor Jose taught in China 1986-87, and served as Cultural Counsellor in the Australian Embassy Beijing 1987-1990. A full-time writer from 1991, he resumed his academic career as Chair of Creative Writing at Adelaide University in 2005. A past president of International PEN Sydney, he is general editor of the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature (also published as The Literature of Australia). He was Visiting Chair of Australian Studies at Harvard University 2009-2010 and taught there again in 2011. He is Adjunct Professor with the Writing and Society Research Centre at Western Sydney University, Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, and Professor of English and Creative Writing in the School of Humanities at The University of Adelaide.

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A/Prof. Sara Knox

Adjunct Associate Professor

Sara is a novelist and scholar whose research interests include historical fiction, death, violence and representation. She is the author of Murder: a Tale of Modern American Life (Duke University Press, 1998) and other works. Her most recent publications include work on Hilary Mantel, including a study of the moral geography of violence in Mantel's novels, and the regeneration of the historical novel as a literary genre. Her novel The Orphan Gunner (Giramondo, 2007) won the 2009 Asher Literary Prize and was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and the Age Book of the Year.

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Nick Tapper

Adjunct Fellow

Nick Tapper is Associate Publisher at Giramondo Publishing. Prior to working in publishing, his background covered a range of fields in the arts, including in theatre, arts festivals, art galleries and cinemas. His education was at the University of Melbourne, University of Western Australia and University of Hong Kong.

Alexandra Christie

Adjunct Fellow

Alexandra Christie is Rights Director at Giramondo, and the editor of HEAT, Australia’s international literary magazine. Prior to working at Giramondo, she was a literary agent at The Wylie Agency in New York.

Aleesha Paz

Adjunct Fellow

Aleesha Paz is the Managing Editor at Giramondo.

Kate Prendergast

Adjunct Fellow

Kate Prendergast is the Marketing Manager at Giramondo.