Website Coordinator (2019 - present)
Deputy Editor (Digital) (July 2017 - July 2018)
Assistant Editor (March 2016 - June 2017)
Resident Writer (2015)
Glenfern Mansion, St. Kida (National Trust)
Digital Content Specialist (January 2015 - March 2016)
Masters Degree - Communications & Media Studies
(Dean's Award for Academic Excellence)
I am a writer, editor, publisher, and graphic designer based in Melbourne, Australia. My writing has been published extensively by the literary/arts magazine Australian Book Review, where I was Deputy Editor (Digital) under the Editorship of Peter Rose (2017 - 2018).
I write about dark, comic, and transgressive subjects. My areas of expertise are film, television comedies, arts festivals, contemporary design, performance art, graphic novels, and experimental music.
After a brief career as a science presenter at Museum Victoria in the mid-late 2000s I decided to pursue a career in journalism and media studies. In 2011 I completed a Masters Degree in Communications and Media Studies from Monash University. I was the recipient of the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. My research thesis explored the use of social media by Iranian youth as a platform for protest during the 2009 Iranian presidential election. For my research I drew on studies of transgression, duality, social spaces, emerging social media platforms, and Persian history and culture.
In 2014, I began working as a freelance copy editor, proofreader, graphic designer, and illustrator from SJS Gallery's arts studios in Fitzroy. In 2015 I was given a writing residency at Glenfern, St Kilda East, to develop my art and writing portfolio. During this period, I joined a business consultancy, Tridant, as a digital content specialist. I was responsible for marketing, communications, website maintenance, blogging, and graphic design for the company. I founded, designed, edited, and published the quarterly company magazine, The Dashboard.
In 2016 I was awarded a fifteen-month internship with Australian Book Review where I assumed the role of Assistant Editor. In July 2017 I became Deputy Editor (Digital) of the magazine.
In October 2019 after a career break following a death in the family, I became the Website Coordinator for The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI). I manage the website content and I am the Editor of the Ideas (blog) section for the museum.