Dr Airlie Lawson: Lead Investigator
Dr Airlie Lawson is a literary cartographer and the Postdoctoral Fellow on Untapped: the Australian Literary Heritage Project at the University of Melbourne. She has twenty years’ experience trading international publishing rights. For her doctoral thesis, Conditions of Access, she created a database that included international deals, licenses and editions, as well as quantifiable external factors that might have influenced them, so as to be able to answer the questions: how global is Australian literature in the 21st century—and how did it become that way? This database will be able to be accessed through AustLit later this year.
Desley Martin, Research Assistant
Desley Martin is completing a Bachelor of Arts at The University of Queensland with majors in Writing and Ancient History and holds a Diploma in Fine Arts with majors in Sculpture and Painting. She is a regular attendee at the UQ Shakespeare Summer School with Dr Victoria Bladen and has been a dramaturg for Room To Play Independent Theatre since 2014.