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Donna Mazza is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities and coordinates the Arts program at the South West Campus.
Donna Mazza is a senior lecturer in arts and co-ordinator of the South West arts program for School of Arts and Humanities. With qualifications in both writing and English she currently teaches and supervises students across arts disciplines. Her research interests include speculative and environmental fiction and Australian Gothic, especially in response to place and regional identity. As an author, her first novel, The Albanian (Fremantle Press, 2007) was awarded the TAG Hungerford Award and her short stories, reviews and poetry have recently been published with Westerly, Southerly and Margaret River Press. Her short story ‘The Exhibit’ was awarded the Patricia Hackett Prize (2015) by Westerly and she is 2018 Mick Dark Flagship Fellow for Environmental Writing at Varuna Writers Centre in New South Wales. She has been part of several public art projects as researcher and author, including work on Busselton Jetty, City of Vincent wetlands and sculptural work currently underway at Koombana Bay in Bunbury, and served on regional arts committees. She is an active community member in regional visual art and writing, as judge, author and presenter. She supervises research students in creative writing and literary theory and several of her students have published novels from their doctoral theses.
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