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Professor Julie McLeod

B.A (Hons), Dip Ed (Melbourne); M.Ed, PhD ( LaTrobe)

Elected: 2016

Discipline: Sociology

Specialisation: sociology of education; history of education; youth; gender; curriculum


Julie McLeod is Professor, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2012-2016). She is Deputy Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and a former editor of the international journal Gender and Education. She has taught widely across programs in gender studies, sociology of education and qualitative research methods.  Her research is in the history and sociology of education, with a focus on curriculum, youth, gender, and inequality. Books include Rethinking Youth Wellbeing: Critical Perspectives, (2015); The Promise of the New and Genealogies of Educational Reform (2015); Researching Social Change: Qualitative Approaches (2009); and Making Modern Lives: Subjectivity, Schooling and Social Change (2006).


McLeod, J. and Paisley, F. (2016) ‘The modernisation of colonialism and the educability of the ‘native’: transpacific knowledge networks and education in the interwar years’ History of Education Quarterly, vol.56, no.3 August, pp.473-502.

McLeod, J. and Wright, K. (2016) ‘What does wellbeing do? An approach to defamiliarise keywords in youth studies’, Journal of Youth Studies, vol.19, no.6, pp.776-792.

McLeod, J. and Wright, K. eds (2015) The Promise of the New and Genealogies of Educational Reform, Routledge, London.

McLeod, J. (2015/2017) ‘Reframing responsibility in an era of responsibilisation: education, feminist ethics and an “idiom of care”’, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education,:  DOI: 10.1080/01596306.2015.1104851; Print Vol, 38, no1. 2017.

 McLeod, J. (2014) ‘Experimenting with education: spaces of freedom and alternative schooling in the 1970s’ History of Education Review, vol. 43, no, 2, pp.172-189.


Website: juliemcleod.net
Email: jemcleod [at] unimelb.edu.au
Work Phone: 03 8344 3455

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