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Julie Andrews teaches in Humanities and Social Sciences in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce. Julie’s background is in social sciences and she is a La Trobe University graduate in archaeology, sociology and anthropology. Julie has been employed at La Trobe University for over 22 years and during this time has established and managed the Koori Centre; established and managed the Aboriginal Academic Support and Liaison Unit; taught cultural awareness to university staff and developed the La Trobe University Indigenous Employment Strategy.
In 2015 Julie was made convenor of Aboriginal Studies at La Trobe University Bundoora campus. She teaches a first year undergraduate subject titled ‘Introduction to Aboriginal Australia’ to Bundoora, Mildura and Albury Wodonga campuses. Julie also teaches an On Country subject at the Shepparton campus.
Julie’s research interests include Indigenous demography, Indigenous families, Indigenous identity, community development, Indigenous education and employment, Indigenous urban community space, child identity construction, mobility impact upon employment and education. Julie is currently completing her Doctorate in Anthropology titled Aboriginal Melbourne – where we are today – revisiting Diane Barwick’s 1963 study on the Melbourne Aboriginal community titled A Little More Than Kin – Regional Affiliation and Group Affiliation Among Aboriginal Migrants in Melbourne.
Julie is a member of the Museum of Melbourne Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Advisory Committee. In 2015 she became a member of the La Trobe University Academic Board.
Julie’s family are Yorta Yorta with connection to Cummeragunja Aboriginal Reserve, and Shepparton/Mooroopna.