Staff profile

Ms Julie Andrews

Lecturer, Cultural awareness teacher to Uni staff members

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce
Humanities and Social Sciences

MB 483, Melbourne (Bundoora)


BA(Hons) La Trobe

Membership of professional associations

Chairperson of the La Trobe University Annual Hyllus Maris Memorial Lecture. Victorian Aboriginal representative on the Indigenous Tertiary Education Policy Committee for the (NTEU).

Area of study

Australian Studies
Aboriginal Studies

Brief profile

Julie Andrews teaches the first year subject ABS1IIA: Introduction to Indigenous Australia. This course is basically a very broad introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues. It is useful for those wanting to know more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples or building upon what they may already know. It gives the student an opportunity to explore the many topics that are associated with Aboriginal Australia. Julie is also a cultural awareness teacher to University staff members under the Equity & Staff Development Program.

Research interests

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History

- Aboriginal Australia

Social and Cultural Anthropology

- Childhood

Teaching units

ABS1IIA - Introduction to Indigenous Australia. ABS2/3EAV - Encountering Aboriginal Victoria – Parallel Systems of Knowledge. ANT2/3AAS - Aborigines and the State.

Recent publications

Andrews, J 2008, 'Bringing Up Our Yorta Yorta Children', in Gary Robinson, Ute Eickelkamp, Jacqueline Goodnow & Ilan Katz (eds), Contexts of Child Development Culture, Policy and Intervention, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, pp 23-35.


Andrews, J 2006, Film Documentary - Women of the Sun - 25 Years Later, Co-producer and Researcher.


Andrews J 2000, ‘Bringing Up Our Children - Aboriginal Families in Victoria’, Australian Institute Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies.

Research projects

Women of the Sun’ film documentary – I am research and co-producer.

‘Bringing Up Our Children’ – Aboriginal socialisation of Yorta Yorta children.One of my current research projects is on civility and social relations in Goa (India) and in Malaysia. It is focused on two inter-related questions: how people living in multiethnic societies manage cultural diversity in ways that avert and avoid tensions and conflict and what sort of strategies people in these societies employ to sustain peaceful, harmonious, and civil social relations with others they perceive to be different?