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Astrid Edwards

PhD Candidate and literary critic, The University of Melbourne

Astrid is an educator and researcher dedicated to social and climate justice. At Future Women she works towards social justice in the workplace, and as a PhD Candidate at the University of Melbourne she explores environmental responsibility in publishing during the climate crisis.

Astrid is also a bibliophile and literary critic. She hosts The Garret: Writing and Publishing podcast and regularly moderates literary events. She is also the Chair of Judges for the 2025 Stella Prize.


  • 2023–present
    PhD Student, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne


  • 2010 
    University of Sydney, Master of International Business
  • 2005 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)