Jo Jones is a lecturer in Literary and Cultural Studies at Curtin University in Western Australia. Her key research areas are literary representations of historical narratives, literary gothic form and deep history. Jo has recently published Falling Backwards: Australian Historical Fiction and The History Wars with UWAP. She has also published widely on literary pedagogy and disciplinarity and released Required Reading: Literature in Australian Schools Since 1945 with Tim Dolin and Patricia Dowset (Monash UP) in 2016.
Jo lives in the Perth Hills and has taught in a number of Australian Universities including the University of Tasmania and the University of Western Australia.