Nadia Rhook

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Nadia Rhook

Lecturer, Writer, Poet, & Curator

About Me

Nadia Rhook is a white settler historian, writer, poet, and curator, who currently lectures history at the University of Western Australia, on Whadjuk Noongar land. From 2016-2018 she lectured Aboriginal Australian and colonial history at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Her research is much inspired by her background in ESL teaching, and in 2016 she curated the City of Melbourne heritage exhibition ‘Moving Tongues: language and migration in 1890s Melbourne’. In 2017, she delivered a heritage tour ‘The Language of Melbourne’ for the Melbourne Writer’s Festival. Published in numerous national and international journals, including Postcolonial Studies, Peril Magazine, and Cordite Poetry Review, she’s currently writing a book about the politics of language and Asian migration in colonial Melbourne and researching the history of Vietnamese indentured labour.


PhD in History, La Trobe University
Dip. Socio-linguistic, Monash University
B.A. Honours, University of Melbourne

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