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Tess Scholfield-Peters

Casual Academic, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Technology Sydney

Tess Scholfield-Peters is a Sydney-Eora based writer and academic. Currently she teaches creative writing at the University of Technology Sydney. Previously Tess worked as senior journalist for the independent community newspaper Urban Village, based out of Sydney’s Surry Hills. Tess’s writing spans the academic and literary fields with a focus on life writing and narrative non-fiction, hybrid literature and memory studies, and her work is featured in significant Australian and international publications. Her first book, Dear Mutzi (2024), is a narrative non-fiction account of her grandfather’s migration from Nazi Germany to Australia. It is published by the National Library of Australia (NLA) Publishing.


  • 2020–present
    Casual Academic, University of Technology Sydney


  • 2023 
    University of Technology Sydney, Doctor of Philosophy (Communications)
  • 2019 
    University of Technology Sydney, Bachelor of Communications (Honours) with First Class Honours


  • 2024
    Dear Mutzi, National Library of Australia Publishing