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Liz Conor


Associate Professor Liz Conor in an ARC Future Fellow in History at La Trobe University on the ‘Graphic Encounters : Prints of Indigenous Australians’ project. She is the author of Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women (UWAP, 2016) and The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s (Indiana UP, 2004).

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 guerilla theatre troupe The John Howard Ladies’ Auxiliary Fanclub (with Zelda Da, 1996) and most recently the Climate Guardian Angels (with Deborah Hart, 2012). She is working on a new troupe of Cigarette Girls, The Coalettes.

Liz’s freelance essays have appeared in the Guardian, The Saturday Paper, the Age, The Conversation, The Drum, Crikey and Arena, and her blog has been archived by the National Library of Australia. She is former editor of the Aboriginal History JournalMetro Magazine and Australian Screen Education and has published extensively on feminism, colonial and modern visual and print history. 

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