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.
Associate lecturer, University of Queensland
ARC DECRA Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland
Birkbeck, University of London, Ph.D. in Humanities and Cultural Studies
University of Technology, Sydney, Master of Arts in Writing
University of Wollongong, Bachelor of Creative Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Grants and Contracts
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Fellowship