Laforteza, Elaine M
Dr Elaine Laforteza has a PhD in Cultural Studies. She teaches in the School of Communication and the Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation at the University of Technology, Sydney. Her book, The Somatechnics of Whiteness and Race is available through Routledge. She has published in academic journals on the topics of colonialism, cuteness and Filipino-Australian relations. For merging academic research with community activism, she received the ‘Distinguished Service, Young Alumni’ award from Macquarie University. She also hosts monthly storytelling shows called Generation Women (https://www.generationwomensydney.com) and is an emerging playwright with her plays produced for the 2018 Sydney Fringe Festival, the 2019 Short and Sweet Festival and for UTS Backstage’s 2019 double bill production.
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