ACADEMIA

In 2023 Astrid began a co-disciplinary PhD in Journalism/Publishing at the University of Melbourne exploring environmental responsibility during the climate crisis in book publishing in Australia.

ACADEMIC ARTICLES

Edwards, A. (2023). Book Review: Media Monsters: The Transformation of Australia’s Newspaper Empires by Sally Young. Media International AustraliaDOI: 10.1177/1329878X231191301.

CRITICAL WORKS

Edwards, A. (11 June 2024). Khin Myint lost his sister to chronic illness. Were trauma and Australian racism the real culprits? The Conversation. See https://theconversation.com/khin-myint-lost-his-sister-to-chronic-illness-were-trauma-and-australian-racism-the-real-culprits-230421.

Edwards, A. (1 June 2024) Difficult Questions: An iterative collaboration. Australian Book Review. See https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/1003-june-2024-no-465/12608-astrid-edwards-reviews-the-relationship-is-the-project-a-guide-to-working-with-communities-edited-by-jade-lillie-and-kate-larsen-with-cara-kirkwood-and-jax-brown.

Edwards, A. (14 May 2024) Who brings a laptop with her to the hospital to give birth? Leslie Jamison interrogates motherhood, ambition and divorce. The Conversation. See https://theconversation.com/who-brings-a-laptop-with-her-to-the-hospital-to-give-birth-leslie-jamison-interrogates-motherhood-ambition-and-divorce-227483.

Edwards, A. (30 April 2024) Shelter from the Storm: Choosing between the convent and a life in the world. Times Literary Supplement. See the-tls.co.uk/articles/stone-yard-devotional-charlotte-wood-book-review-astrid-edwards/.

Edwards, A. (1 December 2023) Lore vs Law: Alexis Wright’s Praiseworthy. Times Literary Supplement. See the-tls.co.uk/articles/praiseworthy-alexis-wright-book-review-astrid-edwards.

Edwards, A. (1 April 2023) The Aftermath: Stephanie Bishop’s alluring new novel. Australian Book Review. See australianbookreview.com.au/abr-online/current-issue/988-april-2023-no-452/10207-astrid-edwards-reviews-the-anniversary-by-stephanie-bishop.

CONFERENCES

June 2023: Chaired the Roundtable on Indigenous Literature in English Education at the Reading Climate Symposium: Interdisciplinary engagement with climate through literature. Panelists included Sandra Phillips, Associate Professor of Indigenous Australian Studies and Publishing Studies at Western Sydney University; Dr Sandra Muse Isaacs, Associate Professor of Indigenous Literature at University of Windsor in Ontario Canada; Declan Fry, writer and critic; and Larissa McLean Davies, Deputy Dean MGSE and Professor of Teacher Education at University of Melbourne.

SCHOLARSHIPS

2023: Received the Fay Marles Scholarship ($120,000 over three years for a student with a disability).

I acknowledge the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which I live and work.

I respectfully recognise Elders past, present and future.

Sovereignty was never ceded. It always was and always will be Aboriginal land.