Nadia Rhook is a white settler historian, educator, and poet, interested in the histories and geographies of colonisation, language, and belonging. Born on Kulin land, in Melbourne, she currently lectures colonial and Indigenous history at the University of Western Australia, on Whadjuk Noongar boodja. Her research is much inspired by her background in teaching English in Australia and Vietnam, and she’s curated the heritage exhibition ‘Moving Tongues: language and migration in 1890s Melbourne’ and designed and delivered the walking tour ‘Migration Melbourne’. Her poetry has appeared in various journals including Peril Magazine, Cordite, Mascara Review, The Enchanting Voices Literary Review and Westerly. Her first collection of poetry, boots, will be published in February 2020.