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Dr Clare Wright ARC Future Fellow, History

Associate Professor Clare Wright is an award-winning historian, author and television writer/presenter who has worked in politics, academia and the media. Clare’s doctoral research was the subject of her debut book, Beyond the Ladies Lounge: Australia’s Female Publicans (Melbourne University Publishing, 2003). She won the 2014 Stella Prize for her book The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka, a revisionist work of narrative non-fiction based on her postdoctoral research which addresses the little-acknowledged role of women in the Eureka Stockade. As well as winning the Stella Prize and the 2014 NIB Waverly Prize for Literature, The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka was also shortlisted for the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and longlisted for the Walkley Awards. Her screenwriting credits include Utopia Girls: How Women Won the Vote (ABC) and The War That Changed Us (ABC) which was nominated for a Logie for Most Outstanding Factual series. Clare is the writer/presenter of Radio National’s history series/podcast, Shooting the Past. Her new book, You Daughters of Freedom, about the role of Australian women in the British suffragette movement, was published in October 2018 to critical acclaim. Clare is currently a La Trobe ARC Future Fellow, researching a new history of mining in Australia, Red Dirt Dreaming.


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