Portrait of Yves Rees

Yves Rees

Dr Yves Rees (they/them) is a writer and historian living on unceded Wurundjeri land. At present, Yves is a lecturer in history at La Trobe University and co-host of the history podcast Archive Fever. Their memoir All About Yves: Notes from a Transition is out in September 2021 with Allen & Unwin.

Yves was a 2021 Varuna Residential Fellow and was awarded the 2020 ABR Calibre Essay Prize for their essay ‘Reading the Mess Backwards’. Yves is a regular contributor to ABC radio and The Conversation, and their work has appeared in the Australian Book ReviewMeanjinSydney Review of BooksOverlandInside Story and Archer Magazine. Yves volunteers with Transgender Victoria and is the co-founder of trans writing collective Spilling the T. In 2021, they guest co-edited Bent Street 5.1: Hard Borders, Soft Edges. Yves’ monograph Travelling to Tomorrow: Australian Women and the American Century is forthcoming with Nebraska University Press.