Dr Julie Kimber
Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South Wales, Australia; Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of New South Wales, Australia
- School of Social Sciences, Media, Film and Education
- Department of Social Sciences
- 400B214 Hawthorn campus
- ORCID profile
I teach history and politics in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. In 2021, I was elected president of the Swinburne Branch of the National Tertiary Education Union (contact via: jkimber [at] nteu.org.au). I have had a long association with the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, which publishes Labour History: A Journal of Labour and Social History. In 2016, I was elected federal Secretary of the Society and since 2005 I've edited the triannual publication, Recorder, for its Melbourne Branch. From 2013 to 2020 I was co-editor (with A/Prof. Maggie Nolan) of the Journal of Australian Studies (journal of the International Australian Studies Association), and a book review editor of Labour History (2002 to 2015) (with Prof. Phillip Deery and Prof. Stuart Macintyre). I've edited book collections and conference proceedings on Australian political and labour history. I currently co-edit (with Prof. Diane Kirkby) Radical Currents, Labour Histories, and have written on vagrancy laws and labour and political history. My research interests include the Cold War, biography, and political/radical/legal history. I'm working on a study of anti-institutional protests in prisons in New South Wales and Victoria. Before joining Swinburne, I taught at several universities in NSW and Victoria.
- HIS30007 War and Peace in the 20th Century
- ART20003 Skills and Strategies for Social Change
- POL20018 Winners and Losers: The Politics and Ethics of Work
Current Postgraduate Supervision
- Dimity Hawkins: Nuclear Shadows: Nuclear weapons testing in the Pacific and the Fijian response 1966-1975 (with Chris Agius and Michael Leach);
- Nicholas Pelley: An examination of hyper-exploited labour and collective acts of resistance in Australia (with Peter Love, Peter Robinson, and Lorenzo Veracini);
- Janice Woolley: Understanding the emergence and spread of conspiracy theories in the post-9/11 era; from the Tea Party and twenty-first-century anti-vaxxers, to QAnon and the COVID-19 Pandemic (with Chris Agius).
History; Politics; Biography
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Historical Studies - 430300
History & Politics
- 2015, Swinburne, Dean's Award, Academic Development, SUT
- 2011, Other, John Barrett Award for Australian Studies, International Australian Studies Association
- 2007, Other, History Program Short-term Award, LaTrobe University
- 1999, Other, University Medal, University of New South Wales
Also published as: Kimber, Julie; Kimber, J.
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- 2022-08-19: Adam Carey and Nicole Precel, 'Students caught in middle as Swinburne staff locked out in pay fight' - The Age
- 2022-03-01: John Ross, 'One-person redundancy round claims university council member' - Times Higher Education
- 2022-02-26: Adam Carey, 'Restrictions fade but universities stick with remote lectures' - The Age
- 2022-02-05: 'Swinburne University slammed as ‘despicable’ over debt-collection threat' - The National Tribune
- 2022-02-04: Adam Carey, 'Swinburne calls in debt collectors after overpaying its casual staff' - The Age
- 2022-01-30: Cait Kelly, '‘Looking down the barrel’: Australian universities face nervous future post-Covid' - The Guardian
- 2021-05-22: Who Do You Think You Are? (Denise Drysdale) - SBS
- 2021-04-05: Adam Carey, Farrah Tomazin and Royce Millar, 'Restrictions ease but remote learning still the norm at universities' - The Age
- 2020-06-23: The Ferry Plot - ABC The History Lesson
- 2016-07-31: The Issue: Mean Nation Australia - ABC Sunday Nights
- 2014-09-06: "World War I: War, death, Injury or a marginalised life" - The Age
- 2014-09-05: World War 1: How jingoistic bluster encouraged our boys to enlist - The Age
- 2014-08-05: "OUR SAY: Romantic approach to war far from the reality of the times" - Central Western Daily
- 2014-08-05: Janice Harris, "War cry: a town's pressure to enlist" - Central Western Daily
- 2014-08-05: Turbulent times: the darker side to Orange's World War I enlistment history - Central Western Daily