Melody Ellis is a writer and early-career academic. She completed her undergraduate studies in fine art at Sydney College of the Arts and a doctorate in creative writing at RMIT University.
Her interdisciplinary writing practice—including fiction, narrative nonfiction and criticism—explores an interest in ‘negative’ affect, praxis, aesthetics and critical theory. Recent publications include ‘Writing Ugly’ in On The Politics of Ugliness (Palgrave MacMillan, 2018) and ‘As a Matter of Love. A Short Dialogue on Love Made Material’ published in The Materiality of Love (Routledge, 2018).
She currently teaches literary studies in the School of Media and Communication where she is also the Centre Coordinator of the Digital Ethnography Research Centre, and a member of the nonfiction/Lab and CRiMP.
Melody comes from a background in arts management and has worked for: The Biennale of Sydney, the Athens Biennale, West Space, and un Magazine. She has over a decade experience in project management and grant development, and has particular expertise in working with ARC funding applications, where she works one-on-one with applicants from the early stages of their proposal.
See also http://www.melodyellis.com