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La Trobe University
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Australian history, transnational history, women's history, travel and mobility
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Anne is a David Myers Research Fellow 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. Anne is also working on the history of the Australian economic profession and economic thought.

Anne runs a website on Australian women’s contributions to the League of Nations and the UN, entitled A Seat at the Table: Australian Women in Global Governance. This website is a joint initiative of the University of Sydney’s ARC Laureate Research Program in International History and the Harvard-based UN History Project.

Prior to joining La Trobe, Anne was a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow in the Laureate Research Program in International History at the University of Sydney. They hold a PhD from the Australian National University and an MA from University College London, and has been a Visiting Researcher at Georgetown University. Anne is the recipient of the Serle Award for Best Postgraduate Thesis in Australian History, the Ken Inglis Prize, an Endeavour Research Fellowship, and an ANU Gender Institute Research Excellence Award.

Recent Publications

Co-editor (with Anna Clark and Alecia Simmonds), Transnationalism, Nationalism and Australian History (London: Palgrave, 2017).

“‘A Season in Hell’: Australian Women, Modernity and the Hustle of New York, 1910-1960,” Pacific Historical Review 86, no. 4 (2017): 632-60.

“Reading Australian Modernity: Unsettled Settlers and Cultures of Mobility,” History Compass 15, no. 11 (2017): 1-13.

“Lessons from Australia: Persia Campbell and the International Afterlives of Federation-Era Welfarism,” Australian Historical Studies 48, no. 4 (2017): 519-35.

“Rebel Handmaidens: Transpacific Histories and the Limits of Transnationalism,” in Transnationalism, Nationalism and Australian History, edited by Anna Clark, Alecia Simmonds and Anne Rees, 49-67 (London: Palgrave, 2017).

“Stepping through the Silver Screen: Australian Women in the United States, 1920s-1950s,” Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing 17, no. 2 (2016): 49-73.

“‘Bursting with New Ideas’: Australian Women Professionals and American Study Tours, 1930-1960,” History Australia 13, no. 3 (2016): 382-98.

“‘Australians who come over here are apt to consider themselves quite large people’: The Body and Australian Identity in Interwar London,” Australian Historical Studies 44, no. 3 (2013): 405-22.

“‘The quality and not only the quantity of Australia’s people’: Ruby Rich and the Racial Hygiene Association of NSW,” Australian Feminist Studies 27, no. 71 (2012): 71-92.

“Mary Cecil Allen: Modernism and Modernity in Melbourne, 1935-1960,” emaj: Electronic Melbourne Art Journal, no. 5 (2010): 1-35

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Australia, United States
Expertise by Chronology
7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Economic History, Gender, Migration & Immigration, Women