Amelia Alwa Zhou, Wolfson

Degree: PhD
Course: English
Supervisor: Dr Chana Morgenstern
Dissertation Title: The emergence of autotheory: intersectional engagements (1981-Present)

Biographical Information

I am a first-year PhD student based in the Faculty of English.

I previously earned a MA Creative Practice at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance, where I undertook practice-based research into the translations of language from page to stage. My undergraduate training was in journalism (University of Technology Sydney), followed by a one-year honours degree in cultural studies (University of Sydney).

In between my time in academia I have worked variously in journalism, the arts, and higher education.

My doctoral work is made possible by the Smuts Cambridge International Scholarship.


Research Interests

Broad areas of interest include: twentieth and twenty-first-century experimental writing, performance, and art (particularly innovative, hybrid forms, and writer-artists who work across media), contemporary poetry, the 'auto-', feminist and gender theory, post- and anticolonial theory, decolonial thought and practice, poetics, embodiment (particularly in coextension with race and gender), dance, movement, performativity.

I also maintain an interest in practice-based artistic research and I welcome people with similarly inclined interests to get in touch for conversation.

Selected Publications

Creative work

REPOSE (Forthcoming: Wendy's Subway, 2024).