Nicole Moore is Professor in English and Media Studies and Associate Dean for Special Collections at UNSW Canberra.
Her main research interest is Australian literature, combined with interdisciplinary and comparative research in cultural history, gender and sexuality studies, and book history, with a special interest in censorship. She is the author of The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books, which won the Walter McCrae Russell award from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award, the Penny Pether prize from the Australian Law, Literature and the Humanities Association, and the Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australian History. Her research pursues issues at stake in the political cultures of writing and reading, and the complex relations of literature and history within and across national boundaries. Developing projects include a comparative account of censorship in the cultural Cold War.
Through 2014-2018 an ARC Future Fellowship enabled her to embark on a biography of the prominent Australian writer Dorothy Hewett.
Nicole is the Past President of the Australian University Heads of English association (AUHE). She is co-editor of the Studies in Australian Literature and Culture series at Anthem Press (London and Melbourne), and serves on the Board of Management for the AustLit electronic resource and the Education and Scholarships Committee for the State Library of NSW. She is a member of the editorial boards of Australian Literary Studies, Hecate: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies, the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) and Studies in Australasian Cinema, and acts as a referee for various national and international presses, journals, and research funding bodies. She has held visiting fellowships at the Menzies Centre, Kings College London; the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge; the National Archives of Australia, and the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University.
Her role as Associate Dean for UNSW Canberra's Special Collections is to foster and oversee research, curation and partnerships utilising the rich manuscript materials and rare books held in the UNSW Canberra Academy Library.
**Scholarships of $35,000 (AUD) are available at UNSW Canberra for PhD students who have achieved a H1/High Distinction result or equivalent for a research project in their UG program and/or have completed an MPhil or Masters by Research. To explore potential topics, contact Professor Moore on email@example.com.
Current PhD supervisions:
Morgan Burgess - Australian and New Zealand suffragist literature
Sandeep Singh - Literature, postcolonialism and the Cold War in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia: Four case studies
Gayani Ranawake - Effective communication in contemporary science writing
Priyanka Shivadas - A comparative study of Indigenous novels in Australia and India
Airlie Lawson - The trade in international publishing rights for Australian novels 2000-2015: An empirical study (Co-supervised ANU)