Dr Julian CH Lee is an Associate Professor of Global Studies in RMIT's School of Global, Urban and Social Studies.
Julian CH Lee completed his PhD in Anthropology in 2007. His research in Malaysia has resulted in a number of books and edited volumes including The Malaysian Way of Life (2010), Punks Monk and Politics: Authenticity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia (2016), and Malaysia’s New Ethnoscapes and Ways of Belonging (2015).
Julian’s more recent work has examined 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 subjective 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.
He is on the Academic Advisory Board for the open-access academic publisher Kismet Press, and to the Editorial Board of the journal Anthropological Forum. 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 is the Program Manager of the Bachelor of International Studies, for which he also acts as the alumni coordinator.
Current teaching responsibilities
- SOCU1011 – Global Processes
- SOCU1031 – Global Careers
- HUSO2389 – Statistical and Numerical Literacy for Global Citizens
- HUSO2365 – Global Social Movement Strategies and Impacts
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.,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.,Spark, C.,Mikocki-Bleeker, N. (2018). A POST-SCRIPT - INI BUDAYA KITA This is our Culture In: Punks Monks and Politics, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, London, United Kingdom
- Lee, J.,Goh, J.,Mattila, A.,Sutcliffe, R. (2018). Partial Kuala Lumpur: ethnicity, class, sexuality, and protest In: Urban Asias: Essays on futurity past and resent, Jovis, Berlin, Germany
- Spark, C.,Lee, J. (2018). Successful Women's Coalitions in Papua New Guinea and Malaysia: Feminism, Friendships and Social Change In: Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) Birmingham, UK
- 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
- Lee, J.,Landau-Ward, A.,Murashkin, N. (2017). "Because we've experienced that too": Indonesian support for Japan following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake In: New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, 19, 55 - 72
- Lee, J. (2017). Moral policing in Malaysia: Causes, contexts and civil society responses In: Sexual Politics in Muslim Societies: Studies from Palestine, Turkey, Malaysia and Indonesia, GAYa NUSANTARA, Surabaya, Indonesia
2 PhD Completions8 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)