David BurchellFull Bio2 Contributions
David Burchell is a senior lecturer in humanities at the University of Western Sydney.
Dr Burchell is the author of several books on Australian politics and the Australian Labor Party, including: Western Horizon: Sydney’s Heartland and the Future of Australian Politics (Scribe Books, 2003); co-author of The Prince’s New Clothes: Why do Australians Dislike Their Politicians? (UNSW Press, 2002); and Labor’s Troubled Times (Pluto Press, 1991).
John KeaneFull Bio2 Contributions
Professor John Keane holds a Chair of Politics at the Centre of the Study of Democracy (Westminster University), which he found in 1989, and is a Research Professor at the Berlin Centre for Social-Science Inquiry, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
He is considered one of Britain’s leading political thinkers and was recently described by the Australian Broadcasting Commission as ‘one of the great intellectual exports from Australia’. Among his 17 books and edited collections areThe Media and Democracy (Cambridge, Massachusetts 1991), the award-winning Tom Paine: A Political Life(London 1995), Civil Society: Old Images, New Visions(Oxford 1998), and Violence and Democracy (Cambridge 2004).
Emma HardmanFull Bio2 Contributions
Emma Hardman is a Canberra writer and editor. She works as a Hansard editor at Parliament House. Her first novel, Nine Parts Water (UQP, 2007), was shortlisted for two national literary awards.
She is currently working on a detective novel. Her story, ‘Word for word’, was published in Griffith REVIEW 31: Ways of Seeing.
Mark WelkerFull Bio2 Contributions
Mark Welker is a filmmaker and short fiction writer based in Melbourne.
His short fiction work has appeared in Australian publications such as Griffith REVIEW and Meanjin, and his films featured on sites including Boing Boing, Gizmodo and New York’s A Continuous Lean.
Lynne WeatheredFull Bio1 Contributions
Lynne Weathered is a co-founder and the Director of the Griffith University Innocence Project, which operates on behalf of the wrongly convicted in Queensland and across Australia. Lynne is also a Board member of the international Innocence Network and Co-Chair of its International Committee.
Her work includes lobbying for law reform in Australia, in particular regarding the correction of wrongful conviction. Her research covers many aspects of wrongful conviction and innocence project work in Australia and internationally.
She has also spoken on this topic nationally and internationally in a variety of forums including conferences in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and
Erica SontheimerFull Bio1 Contributions
Erica Sontheimer has worked in the US and Australia in arts marketing and development for performing artists, writers and documentary filmmakers. She was, progressively, the Marketing Manager, Deputy Editor and Associate Publisher of Griffith Review from 2007–14.
Wendy SteeleFull Bio1 Contributions
Wendy Steele is a doctoral candidate in the Urban Research Program at Griffith University.
Her research focuses on the politics and practice of place-shaping within a performance-based planning environment, as well as the possibilities for developing child-friendly cities and communities.
Sherryl ClarkFull Bio1 Contributions
Sherryl Clark is a children’s and young adult author.
She also writes poetry for adults and has recently begun writing poetry for children. Students will best recognise Sherryl for her popular books in the Aussie Nibbles, Bites and Chomps series.
Robert DreweFull Bio1 Contributions
Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne. He grew up and was educated in Western Australia where he took up journalism with the West Australian in 1961.
He was literary editor for the Australian from 1971 to 1974. He won the Walkley Award (Australia’s highest such award) for journalism in 1976 and 1981.
He currently lives in Sydney.
Chris SummersFull Bio1 Contributions
Chris Summers completed high school in 2005 and is an emerging playwright based in Melbourne..
He was the winner of the Whitlam Institute (University of Western Sydney) and Sydney Morning Herald‘s “What Matters” Opinion Writing Competition 2005 and the Senior National Winner of the Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize 2005.
He won the 2005 Sydney Theatre Company Young Playwright Award, the 2008 St Martins National Playwriting Award (shortlisted in 2010) and a 2009 Script Development Award from Union House Theatre.
Chris is currently completing his undergraduate study at the University of Melbourne.