Niki KalmsAssociate Professor, Director of MADA's XYX Lab
Department of Design, Monash University
Dr Nicole Kalms is an Associate Professor in the Department of Design at Monash University. Her research centres on contemporary urbanism and gender. Nicole’s book 'Hypersexual City' (Routledge 2017) examines sexualized representation in neoliberal cities. Nicole writes for a diverse non-academic audience, and is regularly invited to speak to the public about sexuality and urban space at major national and international cultural institutions. Nicole is the founding Director of MADA’s XYX Lab [Gender & Place] and is committed to understanding the ways that gender contributes to shaping behaviour in Australian cities. In this role Nicole is leading the several projects which document the systems of sexual violence in the spaces of cities locally and internationally.