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Lecturer in History, La Trobe University

Yves is a Lecturer in History at La Trobe University. They are a historian of Australia in the world, with particular interests in gender, modernity, mobility and whiteness. Their current research examines Australian women's transpacific careering and the impact of United States interwar immigration restriction upon white British subjects. Yves is also working on the history of the Australian economic profession and economic thought.

Yves is the recipient of the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize, the Serle Award for Best Postgraduate Thesis in Australian History, the Ken Inglis Prize, an Endeavour Research Fellowship, the ANU Gender Institute Research Excellence Award, and was shortlisted for the 2019 CHASS Future Leader Award. Yves' first monograph Travelling to Tomorrow: Australian Women and the American Century is contracted with Nebraska University Press.

During 2017-20, Yves was a David Myers Research Fellow in History at La Trobe University. Prior to joining La Trobe, Yves was a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow in the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney. Yves holds a PhD from the Australian National University and an MA from University College London, and has been a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University.

Yves is the co-host (with Clare Wright) of the history podcast Archive Fever, produced by Matt Smith. Yves is also a regular contributor to ABC radio, and their writing has featured in Guardian Australia, Overland, Inside Story, ABC Online, The Conversation, Archer Magazine and the Australian Book Review.

Yves is transgender and also writes on transgender history, identity and politics. (less)


  • 2020–present
    Lecturer in History, La Trobe University
  • 2017–2020
    David Myers Research Fellow, La Trobe University
  • 2016–2016
    Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow, University of Sydney


  • 2016 
    Australian National University, PhD in History
  • 2011 
    University College London, Masters degree in History