Dr Eugenia Flynn is Larrakia, Tiwi, Chinese Malaysian, and Muslim writer, researcher, creative practitioner, and community organiser.
Dr Eugenia Flynn is Vice Chancellor's Indigenous Postdoctoral Fellow in Writing and Publishing at the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University.
Eugenia's research is interdisciplinary and focuses on Indigenous literature, storytelling, and creative practice - together with Indigenous knowledges, and race and gender studies. Recent publications include journal article 'An Indigenous Grand Narrative Voice: Alexis Wright's Carpentaria as Indigenous Epistemology' in Commonwealth Essays and Studies (2022) and book chapter 'Aboriginal Literary History through Self-Determination and Self-Definition' in Alexis Wright, Carpentaria: The Law of the Land (2021).
Eugenia's creative practice explores narratives of truth, grief, and devastation, interwoven with explorations of race and gender. Her essays, short stories and poems have been published in IndigenousX, NITV, Peril magazine, The Lifted Brow, Borderless: A Transnational Anthology of Feminist Poetry and #MeToo: Stories From the Australian Movement. Her text work has appeared in exhibitions such as Waqt al-tagheer: Time of Change at ACE Open, Enough خلص Khalas: Contemporary Australian Muslim Artists at UNSW Galleries, and SOULfury at Bendigo Art Gallery. Eugenia is also a member of eleven, a collective of Muslim Australian contemporary art practitioners.
As a Larrakia, Tiwi, Chinese Malaysian and Muslim woman Eugenia works within her multiple communities to seed change through both community organising and engagement in the arts. She is currently the Chair of Australia's longest running First Peoples theatre company ILBIJERRI, Board Member of First Nations Australia Writers Network (FNAWN), Board Member of Asian-Australian arts and culture publication Peril Magazine, and Secretary of Black think tank Ebony Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Institute.
- Doctor of Philosophy, Queensland University of Technology
- Graduate Diploma in Arts (Creative Writing), The University of Melbourne
- Bachelor of Information Technology, Flinders University of South Australia
- Bachelor of Innovation and Enterprise (Science and Technology), Flinders University of South Australia
Eugenia has over fifteen years of experience working as a community organiser as well as in the creative arts. She has worked with leading organisations and institutions, engaging First Peoples, Asian, Muslim and Refugee/Asylum Seeker communities through community organising, political engagement and creative practice. This includes working with:
- RISE Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees
- ABSTARR Consulting
- Melbourne Fringe Festival's Deadly Fringe Program
- Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
- Blak Cloud and GUCK
- Robert K. Champion Music
- ABC RN Top 5 Arts Media Residency (2021 Alumni)
- Contemporary Arts Precincts' Collingwood Yards
- Hyphenated Projects
- Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
- Blak Dot Gallery
- Diversity Arts Australia
- Songlines Aboriginal Music Corporation
- The Social Studio
2 PhD Current Supervisions