Associate Professor in History, La Trobe University

Dr Clare Wright is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster who has worked in politics, academia and the media. She is the author of Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia's Female Publicans (MUP 2003, Text 2014) and The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka (Text 2013), which won the 2014 Stella Prize and the NIB Literary Prize and was short-listed for the Prime Minister's, Queensland, NSW and WA Literary Awards, and long-listed for a Walkley. Clare researched, wrote and presented the acclaimed ABC1 documentary Utopia Girls and devised and co-wrote the ABC documentary series, The War That Changed Us.


  • 2014–present
    ARC Future Fellow, La Trobe University
  • 2014–present
    Principal Research Fellow, La Trobe University


  • 2002 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1994 
    Monash University, MA Public History


  • 2013
    The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, Text Publishing
  • 2003
    Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia's Female Publicans, MUP

Grants and Contracts

  • 2004
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Funding Source:
    Australian Research Council

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Professional Historians Association (Vic)

Research Areas

  • Historical Studies (2103)