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Martinez, Julia T. Associate Professor

School Research Leader, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry

  • Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

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. My ARC Future Fellowship investigates the traffic in women in the colonial Asia-Pacific, and my current ARC Discovery Project examines Chinese indentured labour after 1919 (with Lowrie & Benton). I have an edited book with Hong Kong University Press forthcoming (with Kate Bagnall) on Chinese women in Australia. My research is cross-disciplinary, drawing on anthropology, law, social, cultural and gender studies

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 colonialism, migration, labour, gender, Indigenous histories and Australia-Asia-Pacific relations.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy A history of artists' depictions of heritage sites in the Hawkesbury from 1794 Roberts, Carol
    Doctor of Philosophy The New Cultural Movement and the Chinese Diaspora in Australia, 1910s to 1930s Zhang, Renzhe
    Doctor of Philosophy J. T Beckett first Chief Inspector of Aborigines in the Northern Territory and Australian Settler Colonialism Tan, Leonie

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. My ARC Future Fellowship investigates the traffic in women in the colonial Asia-Pacific, and my current ARC Discovery Project examines Chinese indentured labour after 1919 (with Lowrie & Benton). I have an edited book with Hong Kong University Press forthcoming (with Kate Bagnall) on Chinese women in Australia. My research is cross-disciplinary, drawing on anthropology, law, social, cultural and gender studies

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 colonialism, migration, labour, gender, Indigenous histories and Australia-Asia-Pacific relations.

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy A history of artists' depictions of heritage sites in the Hawkesbury from 1794 Roberts, Carol
    Doctor of Philosophy The New Cultural Movement and the Chinese Diaspora in Australia, 1910s to 1930s Zhang, Renzhe
    Doctor of Philosophy J. T Beckett first Chief Inspector of Aborigines in the Northern Territory and Australian Settler Colonialism Tan, Leonie

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

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