Antipodes is please to announce that Michael Griffifths of the University of Wollongong has joined our board. Michael received his doctoral degree from Rice and just completed a two year fellowship at Columbia. He joins the distinguished literature program at Wollongong with a wealth of accomplishments under his belt, one of which is an article on Walt Whitman and Bernard O'Dowd in our journal. His interests range well beyond the conventionally Australian, though; his wide expertise in the literature and theory of Indigeneity gives his comprehensive grasp of the postcolonial a highly targeted and political tilt. Generally erudite and cosmopolitan in his sense of literature as a discipline, Michael Griffiths adds a tremendous amount to whether context he inhabits, and we are Antipodes are pleased to be among those contexts.