Renee Miller-Yeaman

Research Fellow In Urban Studies


Renee Miller-Yeaman's research looks at design histories of housing and institutions, examining the intersections between government policy, social histories and architecture. Her research approach connects various disciplines, including architectural history and theory, geography, urban planning 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 has received 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 and 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's Doctoral Academy in Migration, Statelessness and Refugee Studies (2016–2018).

Renee graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Melbourne in 2013. Previously she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008. She has taught extensively across the undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the Faculty in subjects ranging from architectural histories of the Asia-Pacific to the intersection of film and urban planning.

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