Dr. Elaine Laforteza works as an Equity and Diversity Project Officer (Cultural Diversity) at the University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) Centre for Social Justice & Inclusion. She has a PhD in Cultural Studies. Elaine has held academic positions at Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University, and UTS.

She has published in peer-reviewed academic journals, community media and is an emerging playwright. Her book, ‘The Somatechnics of Whiteness and Race,’ is available through Routledge. She was also the host of the multi-award winning SBS podcast series ‘My Bilingual Family’.

Elaine co-established and hosted the Sydney iteration of Generation Women, a storytelling show that invites women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s+ to share stories based on a theme.