Georgina Arnott is a Research Assistant in the History Program at Monash University (2013–2017). Her research interests include biography and autobiography, particularly the representation of women and colonial history in these texts, and Australian cultural history. Her first book, The Unknown Judith Wright, is an early-life biography of one of Australia’s most well-known poets and public intellectuals, and will be published by UWAP in 2016.
Since 2015 Georgina has worked on Dr Charlotte Greenhalgh’s project Researching Ourselves, investigating twentieth-century Melbourne poverty surveys and the women who were employed to conduct them.
She has a PhD in History (2013) and an MA in Literary Studies (2008), both from the University of Melbourne. She has taught in Australian cultural and literary studies at Swinburne and Victoria universities, and has had a number of articles and book reviews published in Australian journals.