Rachael Haynes is a contemporary artist and academic who lives and works in Australia. Her art practice engages with feminist ethics, archives and activism by examining the social and personal constructs of language and gender. Rachael completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Visual Arts (2009) with the support of an Australian Postgraduate Award for research at the Queensland University of Technology, where she is now Lecturer and Study Area Coordinator in Visual Arts. Rachael has been actively involved with independent and artist-run activity since 2010 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Modern Art (IMA), was a founding member of the feminist collective LEVEL (2010-2018) and the Gallery Director of Boxcopy Contemporary Art Space (2012-2018). She is a member of the Engagement Council for the University of Queensland Art Museum. Her writing on feminism and art has been published in several journals including Feminist Review, Feminist Encounters: A Journal of Critical Studies in Culture and Politics, Journal of Australian Studies, Educational Philosophy and Theory and was also included in the Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Feminism (2019).