NIKOLAS ORR is a 2020–2021 Gowrie scholar and PhD (History) candidate at the Centre for Studies of Violence, University of Newcastle, Australia. He has held various teaching and research roles in the School of Creative Industries, School of Humanities and Social Science, and Newcastle Law School of the same institution since 2018. Nikolas graduated with first-class honours and distinction respectively from a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) at University of Sydney and a Masters in Contemporary Art History and Visual Culture at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He is currently conducting research into contemporary anti-colonial iconoclasm with a transnational perspective on former British and Spanish colonies especially.