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Dr Yves Rees is a writer, historian and podcaster living on stolen and unceded Wurundjeri land. At present, Yves is a Senior Lecturer in History at La Trobe University in Naarm/Melbourne, and co-host of Archive Fever podcast. Yves was the recipient of the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize, awarded for their essay ‘Reading the Mess Backwards’.

Their memoir All About Yves: Notes from a Transition was published in 2021. Alongside Bobuq Sayed, Sam Elkin and Alex Gallagher, Yves is co-editor of the anthology Nothing to Hide: Voices of Trans and Gender Diverse Australia.

At present, Yves sits on the Board of the History Council of Victoria, the Editorial Board of Journal of Australian Studies, and the Griffith Review Editorial Advisory Board. From 2024, Yves will co-edit History Australia, the official journal of the Australian Historical Association. They are also a member of the National Advisory Committee of A Monument of One’s Own, and the Women’s Working Party of the Australian Dictionary of Biography. Yves has judged the 2021 and 2023 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, the 2023 Calibre Essay Prize, and the 2024 Stella Prize.

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