JENNIFER HAMILTON is a scholar and artist. She holds a PhD in English literature and is a Visiting Fellow with the Environmental Humanities research group at the University of New South Wales. Her research explores early modern literary and dramatic representations of the weather, food and death. She has lectured and tutored at the University of New South Wales, University of New York (Sydney) and University of Wollongong, in English, Environmental Studies and Gender Studies. She is currently working on a book based on her PhD project entitled Shakespeare’s Pitiless Storm. Jennifer’s art projects include The Yurt Empire (Pabrik Productions, 2013-14), Tilting at Windmills (with Tessa Zettel, 2013), Crown of Weeds (as part of Diego Bonetto’s Wild Stories exhibition at Casula Powerhouse, 2012-13), Sea Shanties for Dead Sailors (with Craig Johnson, 2012) and Walking in the Rain (for Performance Space, 2011). She has also co-curated Time Machine: a festival of experimental time-based art (for Serial Space, 2012) and Tiny Stadiums Festival (for Quarterbred, 2012). Her publications reflect these different aspects of her career and appear in Southerly Journal, Australian Humanities Review, The Reader, Das Superpaper, New Matilda and Literature and Sensation (CSP, 2009).
Her everyday life project is Earlwood Farm, with partner Craig Johnson.
ABOUT THE TITLE: this blog began as way of reflecting on cycling in the city. In fact, it was designed to directly demonstrate how easy it is to navigate Sydney on a bike. But lots and lots of people are doing this important kind of advocacy in Sydney now and in much more sophisticated ways. So Bicycle User has become a blog about the environment, research and art.