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Julie McLeod

Julie McLeod

Professor

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Julie McLeod is Professor, the Graduate School of Education and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (2012-2016).

Julie is Deputy Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and an Editor of the international journal Gender and Education. She has previously been Assistant Dean (Research Training) and has taught widely across programs in gender studies, sociology of education and qualitative research methods. Before working in universities, Julie was an English language teacher in secondary schools, community houses and language centres. She conducts research on the history and sociology of education and has longstanding interests in education, equity, feminism and gender, the history of curriculum and school reform, and youth, identity and schooling. Julie has conducted many large research projects, including a report for the Commonwealth government on gender and educational performance and a longitudinal study of secondary school students from age 12 to 18.

She is currently working on a history of citizenship education and adolescence (1930s-1970s), a history of school design and pedagogical innovation and her ARC Future Fellowship project is an historical and qualitative longitudinal study of youth identity and educational inequality since 1950. Recent publications include Researching Social Change; Qualitative Approaches (with R. Thomson, Sage 2009); and Making Modern Lives: Subjectivity, Schooling and Social Change (with L. Yates, State University of New York, 2006); Learning from the Margins: Young Women, Social Exclusion and Education (edited with A. Allard: RoutledgeFalmer 2007); and Troubling Gender in Education (edited with J. Dillabough & M. Mills, RoutledgeFalmer, 2009).

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Sari Braithwaite

Sari Braithwaite

Sari Braithwaite graduated from the Australian National University with Honours in History in 2007. Since then she has worked as a research assistant in various aspects of Australian history and society.

She worked as a casual research assistant on the 'Educating the Adolescent’ project, assisting with oral history recruitment, as well as locating archival information.

She has held contracts at the Australian National University, National Museum of Australia, Monash University and Sydney University. She also undertakes freelance research for film and television, and is interested in pursuing documentary film making.

Amy McKernan

Amy McKernan

Amy McKernan is a research assistant on the 'Educating the Adolescent' project.

She completed a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne in 2006, and a Master of Teaching (Secondary), in History and TESOL, at the University of Melbourne in 2011. A long interest in history has led her to undertake volunteer work at the Shrine of Remembrance, the Public Records Office of Victoria, and the United Kingdom National Inventory of War Memorials. She is currently undertaking a PhD in Education at the University of Melbourne.

Katie Wright

Katie Wright

Lecturer

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Katie Wright is an Australian Research Council Fellow (DECRA) 2014-2018, and teaches in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Katie has extensive experience in sociological, historical and educational research and has previously taught in sociology programs at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne. Her areas of expertise are cultural and historical sociology, and the sociology and history of psychology, education and childhood. Specific research interests include psychologization and therapeutic culture, youth wellbeing and student support services, and changing understandings of childhood.

She is currently working on a number of research projects in these areas, including an historical study of child and adolescent guidance. Her new DECRA research project, 'Childhood maltreatment and late modernity: Public inquiries, social justice and education' is an historical sociological study of public inquiries into childhood maltreatment. It examines how increasing societal acknowledgement of child abuse and neglect are impacting on public understandings of childhood vulnerability and on social and educational policy. Recent publications include The Rise of the Therapeutic Society: Psychological knowledge & the contradictions of cultural change (New Academia, 2011).

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Sophie Rudolph

Sophie Rudolph

Sophie Rudolph is currently completing her Masters of Education through the Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne and is working as research assistant with the ‘Educating the Adolescent’ project, assisting with summarising the oral history interviews.

She is also an art teacher and her teaching interests include the concept of ‘teacher as researcher’, critical pedagogy, listening, reflective and collaborative practice. Her research interests include critical race and whiteness studies, disruption of power and knowledge hierarchies and researching with children. She finds inspiration for her work and creative endeavours in her relationships with students, colleagues, friends, family and the natural environment.