is based in the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. Co-editor of two collections of contemporary Australian writing, she is also an experimental writer, collaborates with artists and performers, and is a long-time practitioner and theorist of fictocriticism, a genre of writing in which theoretical questions are explored in the medium of fiction. A member of the Association of Writing Programs and the editorial board of its journal, Text; a founding member of the National Writing Research Board, she is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Performance Space. She is currently working on an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant with Dr Maria Angel and Partner Investigator Professor Joseph Tabbi (University of Illinois, Chicago), entitled “Creative Nation: writers and writing in the image culture”. The project includes the construction of an annotated Directory of Australian new media writers and works.