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Martha Swift is a writer, researcher and teacher. She is currently a Commonwealth Scholar at the University of Oxford, where she is a DPhil Candidate in the Faculty of English and the Coordinator of the TORCH Environmental Research Hub. She is also a Postgraduate Member and recipient of a Fourth-Year Doctoral Scholarship at the Rothermere American Institute.
Her doctoral research investigates theories of ‘world’ and considers the interaction of autofiction and cosmopolitics in contemporary transnational novels. She also writes on the intersection of world literary and waste theory.
Martha has an MSt in World Literatures from Oxford and a BA(Hons) in English and History from the University of Melbourne.
She has designed and led creative writing and storytelling workshops for students in Australia, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom and was previously the Program Manager of the Shanghai International Literary Festival.
Her own writing has appeared in FEMSPEC, SENT, It’s Freezing in LA!, ArtBlog, and Spike: the Meanjin Blog, and she has served on the editorial boards of fiction and creative nonfiction publications at Oxford, the University of Melbourne, and the University of Pennsylvania.
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