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Dr Alison Ravenscroft Adjunct Associate Professor, English

Alison Ravenscroft works in private practice as a psychoanalyst in the Lacanian orientation. She writes and researches in the fields of sexuality, gender, race and their intersections. For more information, please visit https://psychoanalysis.melbourne

Alison's writings on Australian neo-colonialism and gender and their performance in reading and writing practices have been published in leading international journals including Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies Review, Australian Feminist Studies, Australian Humanities Review, Meanjin, and Auto/Biography, as well as in edited collections.

Her book The Postcolonial Eye (Routledge 2016) looks at the visual field of race and desire under colonialism. Her short fiction has been published in Best Australian Short Story, Griffith Review, and Text. Alison has edited prize-winning fiction and creative non-fiction including Indigenous autobiography. She co-foundered the National Indigenous Story Awards and Indigenous Story, an online Indigenous arts project.


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