Associate Professor Julian CH Lee is the Associate Dean, Global and Language Studies, in RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Julian’s contributions to the field of Global Studies have revolved around the subjective experience of globalisation, which is explored in his 2016 edited volume Narratives of Globalisation: Reflections on the Global Condition (2016). His interest in reflexive and creative ways of exploring social and political issues is extended in his innovative co-authored book, Monsters of Modernity: Global Icons for Our Critical Condition (2019), which is published open-access with the UK academic publisher Kismet Press. In that book as well as other publications, Julian explores his interests in holistic and planetary perspectives and systems thinking. His most recent book in the field of Global Studies is the co-edited The Digital Global Condition (2023).
Julian has also made contributions to the scholarship of learning and teaching, especially in relation to employability and work integrated learning. His co-presented paper on ‘Internship Crafting’ won Best Paper at the 2022 conference of The Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN), which is Australia’s national professional association for work-integrated learning and collaborative education. His 2024 co-edited volume, A Skilled Hand and a Cultivated Mind: A Culture of Learning and Teaching at RMIT University (2024), features contributions from colleagues in Global and Language Studies and the wider university.
Among other things, Julian contributes to the open scholarship work at RMIT University, and serves on the Academic Advisory Board for the open-access academic publisher Kismet Press. In 2014, he received the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies ‘Research Excellence Award’, and in 2019 he received a Ralph McIntosh Commendation from RMIT.
Julian Lee is the Associate Dean, Global and Language Studies. He also is participates in the Open Education Resource Working Group, and the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies’ Learning and Teaching Committee.
Current teaching responsibilities
- SOCU1011 – Global Processes
- SOCU1031 – Global Careers
- HUSO2389 – Statistical and Numerical Literacy for Global Citizens
- HUSO2365 – Global Social Movement Strategies and Impacts
- SOCU1036 - Global Governance and International Law
Julian is a ‘Category 1’ PhD supervisor.
- PhD (Anthropology), The University of Melbourne
- BA (Hons), The University of Melbourne
- BSc, The University of Melbourne
- Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning, RMIT University
Julian has significant experience as a writer for various media outlets in Australia and Malaysia. His work has featured in The Conversation as well as magazines in Malaysia. Many of his articles have been republished in his book Second Thoughts: On Globalisation, Malaysia, Society and Self (2015).
He has also carried research projects and non-research project with or for various organisations. In 2019 he conducted research into Australia’s humanitarian dispositions with Australian Red Cross.
- Lee, J.,Carroll-Bell, S.,Quek, K.,Branford, A.,Ono, A. (2023). Teaching for Buoyancy in the Pre-carious Present for an Evitable Future In: Living with Precariousness, Bloomsbury Academic, London, United Kingdom
- Kath, E.,Lee, J.,Warren, A. (2023). The Digital Global Condition In: The Digital Global Condition, Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
- Lee, J.,Branford, A.,Karakas, G.,Kayes, L.,Quek, K. (2023). Digital Inter-est: On Being Together in a Global Digital World In: The Digital Global Condition, Palgrave Macmillan, Gateway East, Singapore
- Lee, J.,Branford, A. (2022). Internship crafting: Transposing the concept of job crafting for students undertaking WIL In: Australian Collaborative Education Network 2022 National Conference Proceedings, Melbourne, Australia, 24-25 October 2022
- Bell, N.,Branford, A.,Karner, N.,Lee, J.,McGarvey, M.,Quek, K. (2020). Global Skills: Articulating the International Studies Skillset and its Value In: Yonsei Journal of International Studies, 12, 41 - 58
- Lee, J.,Halilovich, H.,Landau-Ward, A.,Phipps, P.,Sutcliffe, R. (2019). Monsters of Modernity: Global Icons for Our Critical Condition, Kismet Press, Leeds, United Kingddom
- Lee, J.,Battersby, P.,Harris, V.,Hemana, C.,Romios, P. (2019). Australia Turning Inwards? Insights from Humanitarian Australians In: The Round Table, 108, 1 - 10
- Lee, J. (2018). Women's Activism in Malaysia, Palgrave Pivot, Basel, Switzerland
- Dekker, K.,Lee, J.,Phipps, P. (2018). Collective Civic Action in Multicultural Neighbourhoods: Two Cases in Melbourne In: Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, 109, 499 - 512
- Lee, J. (2018). Outrage in Malaysia: The Politics of Taking Offence In: East Asia, 35, 249 - 268
10 PhD Completions2 PhD Current Supervisions
- Activities in Malaysia and Indonesia in support of Japan after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Funded by: Sumitomo Foundation Research Grants pre-2014 from (2013 to 2014)