Amanda Niehaus (BSc hons, MSc, PhD) is an American-Australian biologist and writer. She is an Australian Research Council fellow at the University of Queensland, where she studies sex and death in wild marsupials. She has been the recipient of a Varuna Residential Fellowship (2017), mentorship with Alice Sebold in the AWP Writer to Writer Mentorship Program (2016), and was a finalist for the New Philosopher Writers’ Prize (2015). Recent work appears or is forthcoming in AGNI OnlineNoon Annual, Literary MamaMonkeybicycle, Creative Nonfiction and elsewhere.