BiographyDr Nicole Kalms is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture. Nicole has a PhD in Architecture from Monash University. She obtained her Bachelor Degree in Architecture from RMIT and practiced architecture for several years before undertaking a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture (RMIT). Nicole is currently a full time member of Monash University's Faculty of Architecture where she leads the Interior Architecture program and has established the Program's design-based initiatives with a focus on cross-disciplinary studios and architectural theory.
Dr Kalms’ research centres on contemporary urbanism and gender. Her forthcoming book Hypersexual City (Routledge 2017) examines sexualized representation and precincts in neoliberal cities. Other recent research includes 'Hypersexual Occupations' (2015) in the edited book Occupation: Ruin, Repudiation and Revolution and 'Hypersexual Transgressions' (2014) published in the Architectural Humanities Research Association's journal Architecture and Culture. Dr Kalms regularly writes for a diverse non-academic audience, and is frequently invited to speak to the public about sexuality and urban space at major national and international cultural institutions.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Urbanism, Gender, Feminism and Architecture, Media and Architecture.