Oliver Watts is an artist, writer and a lecturer in critical theory at the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts.
He works on the nexus of art and law often using post-modern and psychoanalytical approaches. His PHD thesis was on images of sovereignty in the modern art canon. He currently lectures on Contemporary Art, Street Art and Modern Art. His recent research interest is Indigenous Contemporary Art and the imaging of Indigenous sovereignty. Watts has published widely in academic journals and in the popular media (including cartoons for The Chaser). He was included in the far reaching Treatise, Law Culture and Visual Studies, published by Springer last year.