Talei Luscia Catherine Mangioni
Talei Luscia Catherine Mangioni is currently a PhD student at the School of Culture History and Language.
Talei was born and raised on Gadigal land of the Eora Nation, and is of Fijian, Italian, and Samoan descent. Her current scholarship aims to chart the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific movement across Oceania through historical ethnography, braiding archival records and material objects, with oral histories of activists and artists. In her previous work, she examined the eco-critical arts across the anti-nuclear and climate movements of Oceania in the context of visual sovereignty. She engages in a trans-disciplinary practice and takes interest in critical race theory, Pacific and indigenous studies, queer theory, and environmental humanities. She is a member of Reading Oceania, the Australian Association of Pacific Studies, and Identity Decolonisation Oceania (I.D.O.).