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Dr Julie Fenley

Dr Fenley worked as a lecturer in history-politics at Monash University from 2007-2013. Her research interests include Aboriginal history and holocaust history, and she also has an interest in public history and museum studies. Julie's research focuses on the field of Aboriginal history and her PhD thesis, 'Dealing with a Nation: Conceptualising Aboriginal Sovereignty, 1950-1990', examined the ways in which Indigenous people explore a range of options for engaging with the Australian state. Current research is focused on the National Aboriginal Conference's campaign for a treaty and the subsequent development of ideas of sovereignty in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Julie also recently co-authored a two-part Heritage Victoria funded study at Old Gippstown heritage park.