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 SASKIA BEUDEL is the author of two books of non-fiction, A Country in Mind and Curating Sydney: Imagining the City’s Future (with Jill Bennett), and the novel Borrowed Eyes. Her books have been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, a Dobbie Award and the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature. Her essays are published in a wide range of international and Australian literary journals including The Iowa Review, Best Australian Essays, The Conversation and Sydney Review of Books.  

 She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra where she also lectures in creative writing. She previously held a University of Sydney Fellowship at Sydney College of the Arts and was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at UNSW Art & Design. In 2016 she was a Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society (a joint initiative of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and the Deutsche Museum). She is a 2018/19 Environmental Humanities Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Saskia holds a PhD in Communications from UTS and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne.