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Martinez, Julia T. Associate Professor

Faculty Member

  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
  • School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am an historian of the Asia Pacific, with a focus on north Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific from 1880-1940. I am interested in transcolonial mobilities across the region. My 2015 book Pearl Frontier (with Adrian Vickers) considered colonial labour networks between north Australia and Indonesia. My 2019 book Colonialism and Male Domestic Service (with Claire Lowrie, Frances Steel & Victoria Haskins) traces the lives of Asian and Indigenous men in colonial service across the Asia Pacific. Current projects include an ARC-funded Future Fellowship on the traffic in women in the colonial Asia-Pacific, an ARC-funded Discovery Project on Chinese indentured labour after 1919 (with Claire Lowrie and Greg Benton) and a forthcoming edited book (with Kate Bagnall) on Chinese women in Australia. 

Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am available to supervise students in the field of history, particularly concerning the period from 1880 to 1960. Topics of interest include migration, labour history, and Australia-Asia relations. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy British Women Missionaries, Chinese Women, and the Protestant rescue project in Hong Kong and China, 1850-1940 Cooper, Tamara
    Doctor of Philosophy Food and Colonialism in Tropical Northern Australia: A Transnational History, ca.1850s-1950s Surany, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy Passion, Place, Purpose: Artist Greg Hansell and Artists of the Hawkesbury Roberts, Carol
    Doctor of Philosophy Made in Chinatown: Chinese Furniture Factories in Australia, 1880–1930 Gibson, Peter

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in History, University of Wollongong, School of History and Politics, Plural Australia: Aboriginal and Asia Labour in Tropical White Australia, Darwin, 1911-40. 1996 - 2000

Teaching Overview


  • HIST204: Illicit Trades: Trafficking and Slavery in Global History

Keywords


  • Asia Pacific history
  • Gender History
  • Historical Studies
  • Labour Migration

Full Name


  • Assoc. Prof. Julia Teresa Martinez

Mailing Address


  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Building 19

    Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • I am an historian of the Asia Pacific, with a focus on north Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific from 1880-1940. I am interested in transcolonial mobilities across the region. My 2015 book Pearl Frontier (with Adrian Vickers) considered colonial labour networks between north Australia and Indonesia. My 2019 book Colonialism and Male Domestic Service (with Claire Lowrie, Frances Steel & Victoria Haskins) traces the lives of Asian and Indigenous men in colonial service across the Asia Pacific. Current projects include an ARC-funded Future Fellowship on the traffic in women in the colonial Asia-Pacific, an ARC-funded Discovery Project on Chinese indentured labour after 1919 (with Claire Lowrie and Greg Benton) and a forthcoming edited book (with Kate Bagnall) on Chinese women in Australia. 

Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • I am available to supervise students in the field of history, particularly concerning the period from 1880 to 1960. Topics of interest include migration, labour history, and Australia-Asia relations. 

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy British Women Missionaries, Chinese Women, and the Protestant rescue project in Hong Kong and China, 1850-1940 Cooper, Tamara
    Doctor of Philosophy Food and Colonialism in Tropical Northern Australia: A Transnational History, ca.1850s-1950s Surany, Nicholas
    Doctor of Philosophy Passion, Place, Purpose: Artist Greg Hansell and Artists of the Hawkesbury Roberts, Carol
    Doctor of Philosophy Made in Chinatown: Chinese Furniture Factories in Australia, 1880–1930 Gibson, Peter

Education And Training


  • Ph.D. in History, University of Wollongong, School of History and Politics, Plural Australia: Aboriginal and Asia Labour in Tropical White Australia, Darwin, 1911-40. 1996 - 2000

Teaching Overview


  • HIST204: Illicit Trades: Trafficking and Slavery in Global History

Keywords


  • Asia Pacific history
  • Gender History
  • Historical Studies
  • Labour Migration

Full Name


  • Assoc. Prof. Julia Teresa Martinez

Mailing Address


  • Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, Building 19

    Northfields Avenue

    University of Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Research Areas

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