Natasha Cica is director of the Inglis Clark Centre for Civil Society at the University of Tasmania, which advances the university’s community engagement and thought leadership agenda. In 2012 she was awarded an inaugural Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship.
Just 12 Australians were selected for these fellowships from over 300 nominations, with regard to two criteria: outstanding talent and exceptional courage.
Natasha has worked as a lawyer, political adviser and policy analyst in Europe and Australia. She was the founding editor of newmatilda.com and established the consultancy Periwinkle Projects.
She has commented widely on Australian culture and politics, including in the Australian, the Age, the Australian Financial Review and on ABC TV’s Q&A. Her recent book is Pedder Dreaming: Olegas Truchanas and A Lost Tasmanian Wilderness (UQP, 2011).
Natasha has previously contributed to Griffith REVIEW, and co-edited the Tasmanian-themed issue with Julianne Schultz.