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Carla Pascoe Leahy

Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow, Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne

Carla Pascoe Leahy is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Joint Editor of Oral History Australia Journal and an Honorary Associate at Museum Victoria. Her research focuses on the history and heritage of childhood, menstruation and motherhood in twentieth-century Australia. Her publications include Spaces Imagined, Places Remembered: Childhood in 1950s Australia (2011) and Children, Childhood and Cultural Heritage (2013) and Children's Voices from the Past: New Historical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (2019). Her latest research project is creating and analysing oral histories of Australian motherhood from 1945 to the present.


  • 2016–present
    Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow, University of Melbourne