Dr C. S. (Chris) Wallace is an ARC DECRA Fellow at the National Centre of Biography, School of History, Australian National University, Canberra. Her doctoral thesis was on political biography as political intervention. Wallace's research interests focus on leadership, gender, biography, creativity and what makes polities functional, with an emphasis on 20th century and contemporary politics and culture. Her post-doctoral fellowship research focuses on Anglosphere diplomacy in Washington 1940-42.
Prior to joining the academy, Wallace was a journalist in the Canberra Press Gallery where she covered politics and economics for print and electronic media outlets with a policy focus. During this time she wrote biographies of Germaine Greer and Don Bradman.