Yves Rees

Dr Yves Rees is an award-winning writer and historian living on unceded Wurundjeri land. At present, they are a Lecturer in History at La Trobe University and co-host of Archive Fever podcast. Rees was the recipient of the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize, awarded for their essay Reading the Mess Backwards, and was a 2021 Varuna Residential Fellow. Rees has a regular history segment on ABC Radio Melbourne and their writing has featured in the Sydney Review of Books, The Age, Archer magazine, Guardian Australia, Overland, Meanjin, Junkee, Australian Book Review and The Conversation. Rees is trans and uses they/them pronouns. They are the co-founder of the Spilling the T transgender writing collective and volunteer with Transgender Victoria.

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