Georgia Monaghan is a Doctor of Arts candidate at the University of Sydney where she is researching the nexus between spectacle and the New Woman in New York City at the turn of the twentieth century. She also teaches in the University of Sydney's Creative Writing program and received a Dean's Citation for Excellence for this work. Georgia is a published author of short fiction, arts features and creative nonfiction essays that have appeared in magazines, newspapers and anthologies in Australia and the United States. While living in the US she founded The Newtowner: An Arts and Literary Magazine and for four years served as its editor-in-chief. She holds a Master of Creative Writing (USyd) and is currently working on a novel set in Brooklyn and Greenwich Village at the turn of the twentieth century.