Melanie Cooper graduated from the University of Adelaide with a PhD in Art History and Theory in 2017. Her research interests are interdisciplinary and include representations of gender, sexuality, natural history, early modern evolutionism, and a growing fascination for iconoclasm and Contemporary art practices. Driven by an interest in eighteenth-century studies and Greek mythology, her PhD thesis is titled Beings of Nature and Reason: Mythological Masculinities in Early Eighteenth-Century French Art and Visual Culture. She has published articles both online and in print on a range of topics.

Melanie is also a practicing visual artist. You can find a selection of her work at http://www.melaniecooper.net.