Who's Who

The following UNSW Arts & Social Sciences staff will feature in the 2016 Sydney Writers' Festival. Visit our Program Highlights page for a full list of events.

Our staff

Stephanie Bishop

Dr Stephanie Bishiop's first novel was The Singing, for which she was named one of The Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists. Her second novel, The Other Side of the World, was winner of the 2015 Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2014 Australian/Vogel's Literary Award. Stephanie’s essays and reviews have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The Australian and the Sydney Review Of Books. She holds a PhD from Cambridge and is a lecturer in creative writing at UNSW. In 2016 she'll be a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Life Writing at the University of Oxford. 

  • Holly Throsby: Goodwood
Bianca Fileborn

Dr Bianca Fileborn is a Lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, UNSW. Her work is broadly concerned with interrogating the intersections of identity, space, place, culture and experiences of violence. In particular, her current work focuses on sexual violence and harassment. She is also interested in concepts of justice, and particularly informal, innovative, and transformative justice. Dr Fileborn has published widely in leading criminological and other journals, including: the British Journal of Criminology; Trauma, Violence and Abuse; Gender, Place and Culture; Archives of Sexual Behavior; and the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

  • Strong Female Characters

Helen Pringle

Dr Helen Pringle’s research interests are in human rights and justice (with a focus on questions of sex and gender), and in political theory (with a focus on 17th and 19th centuries). She is working on a project concerning the place of pornography within considerations of free speech, entitled ‘Practising Pornography’, and on a project concerning the regulation of religious speech. Helen is also involved in an international research project on ethnography, including a consideration of sexual slavery in early 20th century Queensland.

  • Scandal!
Claudia Tazreiter

Associate Professor Claudia Tazreiter is associate professor of sociology at UNSW and an associate of the Australian Human Rights Centre. Her research focuses on the social and affective impacts of forced and irregular migration, on human rights culture, the role of civil society in social change and gender in migration. She is the author of numerous books and more than 60 journal articles and book chapters, and is the managing editor of The Australian Journal of Human Rights. Claudia has had visiting appointments at the Center for Place, Culture and Politics, City University New Work CUNY and the Centre for International Studies (CERI) Science Po, and is a fellow at the Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies.

  • Human Baggage: The Hate Politics of Immigration