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Robin Eames

History PhD candidate, University of Sydney

Robin Eames is a queercrip historian, poet and PhD candidate living on Gadigal land. They are currently researching 19th century trans history, criminalisation, and medicalisation at the University of Sydney. Their work is currently on display in the State Library of NSW's Amaze Gallery, as part of the Pride (R)Evolution exhibition.


  • –present
    History PhD candidate , University of Sydney
  • 2022–2022
    Tutor in History, University of Sydney
  • 2022–2022
    Guest lecturer in History, University of Sydney
  • 2019–2019
    Guest lecturer, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre


  • 2023 
    University of Sydney, PhD / History


  • 2023
    Strange Characters: Gender Transgression 1860s-1930s, State Library of NSW
  • 2022
    Trans Broken Arm Syndrome, Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia
  • 2020
    Disabled Otherworlds, Overlapping Magisteria, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
  • 2019
    Problem bodies and queer legacies: Rethinking approaches to trans history in the case of Harry Crawford, Sydney, 1920, Lilith: A Feminist History Journal
  • 2018
    Defining disability poetics: a review of Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, Deaf Poets Society

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Historical Association
  • Australian and New Zealand Society for the History of Medicine
  • Australian Queer Archives
  • Sydney Feminist History Reading Group
  • Futures of Madness Research Network