Julie Kimber

Julie teaches history and politics, and convenes the history major at Swinburne University of Technology. She is federal secretary of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, edits its triannual publication, Recorder, for the Melbourne Branch, and the administrator of both the federal and branch websites. Before joining Swinburne, Julie taught at several universities in NSW and Victoria: UNSW, Sydney, Newcastle, Monash and Deakin. A co-editor (with A/Prof Maggie Nolan) of the Journal of Australian Studies (journal of the International Australian Studies Association) from 2013 to 2020, and book review editor of Labour History: a journal of labour and social history from 2002 to 2015, she has edited several book collections on Australian political and labour history. Julie is currently working on a study of anti-institutional protest and prisons in New South Wales and Victoria.


Current Teaching

  • HIS10004 Australian History
  • HIS30007 War and Peace in the Twentieth Century
  • ART20001 Grand Challenges: Skills and Strategies for Social Change
  • POL30003 Applied Political Research


Current Postgraduate Supervision

  • Clare Arthurs: Media Safety-Curriculum best practice (with Jock Given);
  • Alex Box: People and Fire in Regional Australia (with Chris Agius);
  • Adamantia Di Biase: Models of political representation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (with Michael Leach);
  • Dimity Hawkins: Nuclear Shadows: Nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific and the Fijian response 1966-1975 (with Chris Agius and Michael Leach);
  • Lucy Kent: Public Service Broadcasting in Australia in the Digital Age (with Kerry Ryan);
  • Nicholas Pelley: An examination of hyper-exploited labour and collective acts of resistance in Australia (with Peter Love and Lorenzo Veracini).

Completions

  • James Murphy: East West Link: A Political Post-Mortem (with Damon Alexander), 2019.
  • Chris Beck: The Thin Black Line (MA, with Andrew Dodd), 2018.
  • Dan Tout: “A gumtree is not a branch of an oak”: Indigenising settler nationalism in 1930s Australia (PhD, with Lorenzo Veracini), 2018.
  • Salma Shafiq: Acculturation Barriers for Bangladeshi Migrants (PhD, with Michael Leach), 2016.
  • Sal Clark: Navigating Asylum: Journeys from Indonesia to Australia (PhD, with Michael Leach), 2015.
  • Dustin Halse: History of the Public Service Association (PhD, with Brian Costar), 2015.
  • David Moore: Arthur Moore and the Non-Labour Politics in QLD 1915-1941 (PhD, with Brian Costar), 2014.


Other

  • 2016–(current), Secretary, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • 2002–(current), Editorial Board Member, Labour History: a journal of labour and social history
  • 2020–(current), Editorial Board Member, Journal of Australian Studies
  • 2010–(current), Board Member, Gasworks Arts Park
  • 2005–(current), Editor, Recorder, Newsletter of the Melbourne Branch, ASSLH
  • 2014–(current), Swinburne Branch Committee Member, NTEU
  • 2013–(current), Executive Committee Member, International Australian Studies Association
  • 2013–2020, Co-Editor, Journal of Australian Studies (with Maggie Nolan)
  • 2015–2016, Vice President, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • 2002–2016, Book Review Editor, Labour History: a journal of labour and social history
  • 2012–2015, Vice President, Melbourne Branch, ASSLH
  • 2010–2015, Committee Member, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • 2005–2007, Treasurer, Melbourne Branch, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • 2002­–2005, Secretary, Sydney Branch, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • 2002–2005, Treasurer, Sydney Branch, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • 1999–2005, Co-Editor, The Hummer (with John Shields), journal of the Sydney Branch, ASSLH
  • 1999–2005, Executive Committee Member, Sydney Branch, ASSLH

Membership

 

  • Australian Society for the Study of Labour History
  • Australian Historical Studies
  • Australian & New Zealand Society of Criminology
  • Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society
  • Australian Association for Pacific Studies
  • Australian Women’s History Network
  • International Australian Studies Association

2020 Writing

  • Julie Kimber, ‘Brian Manning’, Comrades! Lives of Australian Communists,
    edited by Bob Boughton, Danny Blackman, Mike Donaldson, Carmel Shute and Bev Symons, (Sydney: SEARCH Foundation and the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History).
  • Julie Kimber and Peter Love, ‘Lloyd Edmunds’, Comrades! Lives of Australian Communists, edited by Bob Boughton, Danny Blackman, Mike Donaldson, Carmel Shute and Bev Symons, (Sydney: SEARCH Foundation and the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History).
  • Carolyn Holbrook, James Keating, Julie Kimber, Maggie Nolan, Thomas Rogers, ‘Agency, Change and the Social Imaginary’ (editorial), Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 44, no. 1 (Jan 2020), pp. 1-3.
  • Carolyn Holbrook, James Keating, Julie Kimber, Brigid Magner, Maggie Nolan, Emily Potter, Thomas Rogers, ‘Legacies in Anxious Times: Race, Protest, Justice’ (Editorial), Journal of Australian Studies, Vol. 44, no. 3 (Jul 2020), pp. 251-253.
  • Julie Kimber, ‘From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia Got Compulsory Voting: By Judith Brett’ (review), Australian Historical Studies, Vol. 51, no. 1 (Jan 2020), pp. 98-99.

Recent Media

The Ferry Plot (ABC’s History Lesson. Presenter: Brett Evans; Producer: Ros Bluett; Sound Engineer: John Jacobs. With Phillip Deery and Julie Kimber. June 2020).

 

Edited collections