Emily Potter is a literary and cultural studies scholar with an interest in the intersection of place-making and storytelling, particularly in the context of post-colonial cities and extra-urban environments. She has researched and written widely on the material effects of storytelling practices and the implication of colonial imaginaries and narratives in the generation of climate crisis. Projects include (with collaborator Brigid Magner, RMIT) a focus on the literary history of the Mallee in Victoria, working with local Mallee readers to understand how storytelling in place informs cultures of local inhabitation and connection. She is a convenor of the Swedish-Australian network of scholars and artists, The Shadow Places Network, which draws attention to connected impacts of colonial-capitalist cultures across these countries and explores these in situated contexts of place and place-making. She is Associate Professor of Writing and Literature at Deakin University.