Astrid Lorange is a writer, editor, and artist. She studied writing and cultural studies at the University of Technology Sydney, where she completed her doctoral thesis on Gertrude Stein and contemporary poetics. How Reading is Written: A Brief Index to Gertrude Stein was published by Wesleyan University Press in December 2014.
Research interests include experimental writing, poetry and poetics, contemporary aesthetics, cultural studies, critical race studies, infrastructure, gender and sexuality studies, transnational feminisms, practice-led scholarship, and critical pedagogy.
Her current project, a collaboration with Dr Andrew Brooks, interrogates the way that infrastructures of discipline and control – such as laws, fines, contracts, paperwork, prisons, and predictive systems – contribute to the naturalisation of settler colonialism. The project draws on a diverse range of examples found in media, art, and literature to show how such logics of settler-colonialism can be revealed, critiqued, and resisted. She co-writes with Dr Tim Gregory (UNSW) on critical pedagogy and gender and sexuality studies in the university, and with Associate Professor Tara McDowell (Monash University) on networks of care and kinship.
She is a founding member of the Infrastructural Inequalities research network.
Astrid is author of several chapbooks of poetry, including Labour and Other Poems (Cordite Books, 2020). She has published scholarly articles, chapters, reviews, and essays locally and internationally. With Andrew Brooks, she is one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate.
At UNSW Art & Design, Astrid runs the undergraduate/postgraduate courses Writing as Practice (SAHT2001) and Art Writing and Publishing (SAHT9112), and co-runs Post-Pornographic Bodies (SAHT2700) with Dr Tim Gregory.