Liz Connor

Speaking @ Ice and Sky

Dr Liz Conor in an ARC Future Fellow and Chief Investigator on the Graphic Encounters : Prints of Indigenous Australians project at La Trobe University. She is editor of the Aboriginal History Journal, a columnist at New Matilda, founder of the Climate Guardians and Co-Founder (with Deborah Hart) of ClimActs.  

Her PhD was published as The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s, by Indiana University Press in 2004. She has completed an Australian Research Council postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Culture and Communications at the University of Melbourne from which she wrote Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women [UWAP forthcoming 2016]. 

She is former editor of Metro Magazine and Australian Screen Education and has published extensively on colonial and modern visual and print history. Her freelance essays and editorials have appeared in The Age, The Drum,, and Arena and her blog has been archived by the National Library of Australia.

Liz is a community campaigner, founding and convening the Coalition Against Sexual Violence Propaganda (1990) on media portrayal of sexual violence, the Stick with Wik (1997) campaign on native title, the Mother’s of Intervention (2000) campaign on maternity leave, and the guereilla theatre troupe The John Howard Ladies’ Auxiliary Fanclub (with Zelda Da, 1996).