I am a Melbourne-based writer and academic. I completed my undergraduate studies in fine art at Sydney College of the Arts, and a doctorate in creative writing at RMIT University. My interdisciplinary writing practice—including fiction, narrative nonfiction and criticism—explores an interest in the political and social ideologies of belonging, taste and emotion. I bring to the analysis of these themes an experimental, creative, aesthetic and critical response. I teach literary studies in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, where I am a member of the non/fiction Lab.

I can be contacted at melody[dot]ellis[at]gmail.com.