Gareth Jenkins

Dr Gareth S. Jenkins is a poet, performer and digital media artist. He teaches experimental writing practices at the University of Technology, Sydney. He awarded his PhD, which explored Outsider writing, in 2008, although at least once a week his daughter tells him that he is not a real doctor. His theoretical work focuses on avant-garde literature and art-makers that have experienced schizophrenia – he holds a Masters degree in Psychology and has presented his research in Australia, Europe and the U.S.A. He is also involved in education programs and workshops with Aboriginal young people in urban and remote NSW and he runs poetry writing workshops in adult prisons. Gareth’s creative work includes poetry, digital media and performance.