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I'm a Fairfax Media contributor and former co-editor of Overland, Australia's longest-running journal of progressive ideals. I have a PhD in cultural studies and my current book, Tinkering, is published by Monash.

My features appear in The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Conversation, The Australian, The Saturday Paper, The Courier-Mail, Art Monthly, Crikey.com, New Matilda and Good Weekend.

My essays appear in journals including Griffith Review, Meanjin, Eyeline, Eureka Street, the Law Institute Journal and Overland. I've worked in advocacy roles for non-profit bodies. I've edited art publications and writers' magazines.

Sustainable life is my primary focus. I've worked as a dish-pig, a permaculturalist, an outback cook (in Cape York), a farm hand and a graphic designer, and I currently teach communications, politics and sociology at Swinburne Online.