Amelia Barikin is a contemporary art historian and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland School of English, Media Studies and Art History (EMSAH) currently researching the intersection of art and science fiction. Amelia completed her art history PhD in 2008 at the University of Melbourne on the work of contemporary French artist Pierre Huyghe. Prior to joining EMSAH, Amelia worked as a Senior Research Associate on the ARC Linkage Project ‘Large Screens and the Transnational Public Sphere’ (University of Melbourne School of Culture and Communications 2010-2012), and has also worked as a lecturer, editor and curator with numerous Australian arts institutions including Liquid Architecture, Experimenta, Bus Projects and The Australian Centre for the Moving Image. She is an editorial advisory board member of the arts journals emaj and Discipline and is also a board member of the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane. Amelia has taught on modern and contemporary art, art theory and curatorship and has published widely. Her book Parallel Presents: The Art of Pierre Huyghe was published by MIT Press in 2012; her co-edited anthology Making Worlds: Art and Science Fiction was published by Surpllus in 2013.