Academic Teaching Specialist - Architecture & Design
Renee Miller-Yeaman is an Academic Teaching Specialist in Architecture & Design and is completing her PhD at the University of Melbourne. Renee's research looks at histories of housing in Australia, examining the intersections between government discourse, social histories and the design of public housing. Currently, her focus is on migration histories and government-sponsored housing in the second half of the 20th century. Her research approach draws from and connects various disciplines including architecture, politics, history, geography and media studies. She has contributed as a Research Assistant to ARC projects led by Anoma Pieris, Temporal Cities, Provisional Citizens: Architectures of Internment (2015-2018) and Architecture and Industry: The Migrant Contribution to Nation-Building (2019-2022), more specifically to the book Architecture on the Borderline (2019).
Renee received Joint First for the Dean's Prize for Postgraduate Publication, Melbourne School of Design (2017), as well as the Rosann S. Berry Fellowship by the United States of America's Society of Architectural Historians (2017), and the David Saunders Founder's Grant by Society of Architectural Historian Australia & New Zealand (2016). She has presented her work at conferences, internationally and throughout Australia and was a selected member of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute Doctoral Academy in Migration, Statelessness and Refugee Studies (2016-2018). She graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 2013. Previously she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Sculpture & Spatial Practice from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008 and has exhibited her art practice widely. She has taught in the faculty in undergraduate and postgraduate programs and is currently involved in developing digital learning approaches to enhance the teaching of architectural history and theory.