Dr Rachel Stevens

Research Associate Dr Rachel Stevens

Rachel received her PhD in immigration and refugee history at Monash University in 2011. Based in part on her doctoral research, Rachel published her first book, Immigration Policy from 1970 to the Present with Routledge in 2016. During the Laureate Fellowship, Rachel has conducted extensive archival research throughout Australia and in the United States (states of New York, Rhode Island, Minnesota and Ohio), Britain and Switzerland.

Rachel has recently published two peer-reviewed articles with Monash colleague Associate Professor Seamus O'Hanlon:

"A Nation of Immigrants or a Nation of Immigrant Cities? The Urban Context of Australian Multiculturalism, 1947-2011." Australian Journal of Politics and History 63, no. 4 (2017): 556-71. https://doi.org/10.1111/ajph.12403

"Intimate Oral Histories: Intercultural Romantic Relationships in Postwar Australia," Australian Historical Studies (published online 13 August 2018; print publication forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1080/1031461X.2018.1486444

In 2019, she will be co-editing a special issue of The Australian Journal of Politics and History with Professor Joy Damousi on the interdisciplinary theme, Refugees: Past and Present.

During the spring of 2018, Rachel will be a research fellow at the National Library of Australia, conducting extensive research on her current project, Refugees, Relief and Revolution. Australians in the Bangladeshi Liberation War.

She tweets @rstevens100 and @child_refugees.