Sri Lankan Australia
Dr Nilmini Fernando a Interdisciplinary Postcolonial/Black feminist scholar, educator and writer. A Sri Lankan woman of Sinhala ethnicity, Nilmini migrated to Australia with her family, then lived in the UK and Ireland and is currently living in Naarm/Melbourne, on the stolen lands of the Kulin Nation.
Adjunct Fellow at Griffith University, she straddles academia and industry to provide education and consultancy in critical intersectional and decolonial feminist praxis, racial literacy, participatory research, arts-based asylum studies, domestic and family violence and arts- based practice at the interlocation of Academia/Activist/Artist (AAA). A consultant her publications include: Breaking the racial silence: putting racial literacy to work in Australia (2023) and Getting Close to Other Others, 2021/ Getting Close to Other Others: Doing Difference Differently (2021, Journal of Intercultural Studies) and The Discursive Violence of Postcolonial Asylum in the Irish Republic (2016, Postcolonial Studies).
Critical racial and decolonial literacies