Louise Poland coordinates and teaches in the Master of Publishing and Editing Program. She completed her doctoral thesis on feminist presses and publishing politics in Australia at Monash University and is the author of many journal articles and studies of publishing in Australia. In 2010 she co-authored A Case for Literature: The Effectiveness of Subsidies to Australian Publishers, 1995–2005 for the Australia Council and completed a three-year ARC-funded Discovery Project ‘Australian literary publishing and its economies’ at the University of Western Sydney. Louise has taught in the Monash Graduate Publishing Program since 2003 and in 2011 was appointed Lecturer in Publishing. She is an accredited supervisor of higher-degree research.
Louise holds degrees from the University of South Australia and Monash University. Prior to her current appointment at Monash University, she held an ARC Research Fellowship in the Writing and Society Research Centre at the University of Western Sydney. Louise has experience in the humanities and social sciences having also previously worked at the University of Tasmania, Edith Cowan University and the University of South Australia.
Louise’s current research concentrates on literary publishing and women’s cultural production.