Amber Gwynne is a researcher, writer and editor based in Meanjin/Brisbane. She is a senior officer in the public service, managing editor of the Journal of Australian Studies, and a lecturer in writing at The University of Queensland, where she completed a PhD exploring the ways in which readers with a history of depression choose and use self-help books. Her dissertation received a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Theses in 2018. Her essays and non-fiction have been published in Overland, Kill Your Darlings and Griffith Review, among others.
Martine Kropkowski is a writer based in Meanjin/Brisbane. She is a sessional academic and HDR candidate at the University of Queensland. Her practice-led research explores folklore practice in the online space, including the narrative techniques that communities employ to generate and communicate conspiracy rhetoric. Martine is a recipient of a UQP writing mentorship and her recent work has appeared in Griffith Review, The Conversation and Overland.