With over 30 years of speaking and public advocacy Liz is an experienced 'high-octane' ratbag who draws on an accomplished academic record to broach often unspoken yet unsettling issues. She has researched and interrogated the unquestioned assumptions at work behind porn, body image, monogamy, motherhood and exposed the entrenched notions around gender and race at work within our everyday encounters and media portrayals.
Senior Researcher & Columnist
Liz Conor is a columnist at New Matilda and a senior research fellow at La Trobe University. She’s the author of Skin Deep: Settler Impressions of Aboriginal Women [UWAP 2016] and The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s [Indiana University Press, 2004]. She edits the scholarly journal Aboriginal History and has published widely in academic and mainstream press. Liz is a community campaigner, convening campaigns on the media portrayal of sexual violence, native title, maternity leave, and the guerilla theatre troupes The John Howard Ladies’ Auxiliary Fanclub (with Zelda Da, 1996) and ClimActs (with Deborah Hart 2013).