Georgia Monaghan is completing a Doctor of Arts 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 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 (USA). She holds a Bachelor of Education and 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.