Nadia Niaz is a writer and academic who is now mostly from Melbourne, and still a little bit from lots of other places. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and Cultural Studies, and teaches poetry and creative writing to everyone from pre-schoolers to postgraduates. Nadia’s own writing has appeared in Strange 4, Text, Mascara Literary Review, Cordite, and Alhamra Literary Review. She is the recipient of a 2016 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship for the completion of her first novel.
Nadia was a co-editor of New Scholar’s ‘Belonging Issue’, a special edition produced as the culmination of the Belonging Project, an interdisciplinary forum for the interrogation of the concept of ‘belonging’ initiated by the Australia Centre at the University of Melbourne. Her areas of interest are multilingual creative expression, particularly in poetry, and language use among third culture kids and other globally mobile cohorts.