Professor Nicole Moore

Associate Dean (Special Collections)

Nicole Moore is Professor in English and Media Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW Canberra. She was appointed to the role of Associate Dean Special Collections in 2018.

Before coming to UNSW in 2010, Nicole held appointments at Macquarie University and the University of Tasmania. She has degrees from the University of Sydney and the University of Queensland. Her main research interest is Australian literature, combined with interdisciplinary and comparative research in cultural history, gender and sexuality studies, and book history, with a special interest in censorship. She is the author of The Censor's Library: Uncovering the Lost History of Australia's Banned Books, which won the Walter McCrae Russell award from the Association for the Study of Australian Literature and was shortlisted for a Queensland Literary Award, the Penny Pether prize from the Australian Law, Literature and the Humanities Association, and the Prime Minister's Literary Award in Australian History. Her research publications pursue issues at stake in the political cultures of writing and reading, and the complex relations of literature and history within and across national boundaries. Developing projects include a comparative account of censorship in the cultural Cold War. She is currently writing the biography of the prominent Australian writer Dorothy Hewett, funded by an ARC Future Fellowship (2014-2018). 

Nicole is immediate Past President of the Australian University Heads of English association (AUHE). She is co-editor of the Studies in Australian Literature and Culture series at Anthem Press (London and Melbourne), and serves on the Board of Management for the AustLit electronic resource and the Education and Scholarships Committee for the State Library of NSW. She is a member of the editorial boards of Australian Literary Studies, Hecate: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Women's Studies, the Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature (JASAL) and Studies in Australasian Cinema, and acts as a referee for various national and international presses, journals, and research funding bodies. She has held visiting fellowships at the Menzies Centre, Kings College London; the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge; the National Archives of Australia, the University of Sydney, and the Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University.

Her role as Associate Dean for UNSW Canberra's Special Collections is to foster and oversee research, curation and partnerships utilising the richly unique manuscript materials and rare books held in the UNSW Canberra Academy Library.