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Julie Kimber

Julie teaches history and politics, and convenes the history major at Swinburne University of Technology. She is the co-editor (with Dr Maggie Nolan) of the Journal of Australian Studies (journal of the International Australian Studies Association), and federal secretary of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History. She edits the triannual newsletter, Recorder, for the Melbourne Branch, as well as its website. Before joining Swinburne, Julie taught at several universities in NSW and Victoria: UNSW, Sydney, Newcastle, Monash and Deakin. She has edited collections on Australian political and labour history, and is currently working on a study of Evdokia Petrov with Phillip Deery.

2019 Teaching

  • HIS10004 Australian History
  • HIS30007 War and Peace in the Twentieth Century
  • POL30003 Applied Political Research

Current Postgraduate Supervision

  • Adamantia Di Biase: Models of political representation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (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).


  • 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.


Recent work

View Julie’s Swinburne profile here.


Edited books/conference proceedings:

Fighting against war: peace activism in the Twentieth Century / Phillip Deery and Julie Kimber (eds).
Issues on War & Peace: Proceedings of the 14th Biennial Labour History Conference, Melbourne, 11-13 February 2015 / Phillip Deery and Julie Kimber (eds.).



Labour traditions: proceedings of the tenth National Labour History Conference. Julie Kimber, Phillip Deery, Peter Love (eds). 2007.
The time of their lives: the eight hour day and working life / Julie Kimber. Peter Love (eds). 2007.
The time of their lives: the eight hour day and working life / Julie Kimber. Peter Love (eds). 2007.