Researcher biography

Dr Jessica White is the award-winning author of two novels, A Curious Intimacy and Entitlement, and a hybrid memoir about deafness, Hearing Maud. Her research centres around Australian literature in the fields of life writing, environmental humanities, climate fiction and disability studies. In 2018-2019, Jessica oversaw the creation of the Writing Disability in Australia dataset in the AustLit database to draw attention to representations of disability in Australian literature. She is currently writing is an ecobiography of nineteenth century botanist Georgiana Molloy, Western Australia’s first non-Indigenous female scientist.