Courtney Pedersen is the Academic Program Director for the School of Creative Practice and a Senior Lecturer in Art History / Theory. She was previously the Head of Discipline for Visual Arts. She has taught Modernism, Contemporary Asian Art, and Exhibition and Display in the Visual Arts at QUT since 2006. Her research interests include gender, creative practice-led research, and visual arts pedagogy. She completed her PhD, an exploration of feminism, genealogy and social history through public installation art, in 2005. Prior to that she was a practicing artist for over 10 years, having studied photography at the Victorian College of the Arts in the early 1990s. Her work has been exhibited at the National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Brisbane and in numerous Artist-Run Initiatives. Courtney has been writing for the arts press in Australia since the mid 1990s and worked as the Research Officer for the advocacy organisation, Artworkers Alliance in 2001-2. She has been a member of the reviews editorial team for the peer-reviewed Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art. Courtney is currently a co-director of the feminist artist collective LEVEL, and a board member for Eyeline Publishing and Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space in Brisbane.