Sian Supski


Sian Supski is a Research Associate in Sociology at Monash University and an Research Affiliate in the Thesis Eleven Centre for Cultural Sociology at La Trobe University. 

Sian has written two books, A Proper Foundation: A history of the Lotteries Commission of Western Australia, and It was another skin: The kitchen in 1950s Western Australia

She has also written a number of articles on kitchens in 1950s Australia and Australian cookbooks and food writing in Australia. She is also a Commissioning Editor of the journal, Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology. 

Sian grew up in Perth, Western Australia. She moved to Melbourne in 2009. She still misses the Swan River, but is gaining affection for the Yarra.


How to bake a sponge

EssayMY GRANDMOTHERS WERE bakers of bread and of cakes. My mother and my aunts are bakers. I bake occasionally. This (mostly) matrilineal and intergenerational baking is one that holds the women of my family together. Many recipes have been...

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