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UQ Amplify Associate Lecturer, The University of Queensland

Jessica White is the author of the award-winning A Curious Intimacy (Penguin 2007) and Entitlement (Penguin 2012), and a hybrid memoir about deafness, Hearing Maud (UWA Publishing, 2019), which won the 2020 Michael Crouch Award for a debut work of biography and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Jessica has received funding from Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts and has undertaken residencies and fellowships in Hobart, Rome and Munich. She is currently writing an ecobiography of Western Australia’s first non-Indigenous female scientist, 19th century botanist Georgiana Molloy.

Experience

  • 2019–2021
    Associate lecturer, University of Queensland
  • 2016–2019
    ARC DECRA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland

Education

  • 2010 
    Birkbeck, University of London, Ph.D. in Humanities and Cultural Studies
  • 2003 
    University of Technology, Sydney, Master of Arts in Writing
  • 2000 
    University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Creative Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Fellowship
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    Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich
  • 2020
    Resilience Fund - Create
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    Australia Council for the Arts
  • 2016
    Discoverly Early Career Research Award
    Role:
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    Australia Research Council
  • 2016
    Early Career Research Grant
    Role:
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    The University of Queensland
  • 2015
    New Work Grant
    Role:
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    Australia Council for the Arts
  • 2013
    Individuals Fund Grant
    Role:
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    Arts Queensland
  • 2004
    Sir Arthur Sims Travelling Fellowship
    Role:
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    The University of Melbourne