Biography

Jessica Raschke has worked across a range of fields, primarily writing, editing, teaching and researching. In her quiet moments she obsesses about the soul.

Over the years, her writing has appeared in Overland, Cordite, 5 Poetry Journal, The Big Issue, Metro, The Death Mook, Australian Screen Education, Australian Bookseller + Publisher and InPress.

Her visual artwork incorporates textual and multimedia elements and has been exhibited at 10,000 Paces in Bowral, MicroGalleries in Nowra, VAC in Bendigo, and Kings ARI, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Centre for Contemporary Photography, fauxPho, Gabriel Gallery and Hunt Club Gallery in Melbourne.

Between 2001 and 2009 she taught across a range of disciplines, including journalism, media studies, publishing and communications, cultural studies, and creative and non-fiction writing at the University of Melbourne, RMIT University and Monash University.

All of this after completing a BA at the University of Melbourne (Cultural Studies and History) and a Certificate of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. She completed a PhD into the history of multicultural literature and the culture of whiteness in commercial publishing in Australia in 2004 (RMIT University).