Michael Griffiths writes on questions of difference and identity in literature. Amongst many topics, he has written prominently about representations of Aboriginal people and culture by non-indigenous writers in Australian literature. He has taught at Columbia University (New York) and currently lectures in the English and Writing Discipline at the University of Wollongong. He has published in numerous venues including Discourse, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature and Postcolonial Studies. His first book is The Distribution of Settlement: Appropriation and Refusal in Australian Literature and Culture (UWAP 2018).