Talei Luscia Mangioni is a Fijian and Italian woman who was born and raised on Gadigal Land of the Eora Nation (Sydney, Australia) and now lives and works on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Lands (Canberra, Australia). She is especially passionate about the issues of nuclear abolition and decolonial storytelling. She is a PhD Candidate in Pacific studies at the Australian National University researching the imaginative and creative legacy of the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Movement. She works as the editor of the New Outrigger, as a research officer for the Oceania Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography.
Talei is working on an article entitled "Art-Story of the Niuklia Fri Pasifik: On doing Creative Histories."
She explores the power of sensory, poetic, performative, and other decolonial approaches to doing Pacific Histories.
Inspired by Fijian-Tongan poet Tagi Qolouvaki’s invocation of “activist art-story”, through creative practice she uses audio documentary to recast the intellectual genealogy of critical Pacific Studies based upon the foundational grassroots counter network known as the Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific (NFIP) movement.