Julie McLeod is Professor in Curriculum, Equity and Social Change at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. She holds an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012–2016), is the Deputy Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and a Co-Editor of the international journal Gender and Education.
Professor McLeod began her career as a secondary school teacher and previously worked at Deakin University in women’s studies and education. Her research in the history and sociology of education focuses on curriculum, youth, gender, inequality and social change. Current projects include: a history of progressive education in Australia; internationalism, educability and citizenship in the interwar period; and a longitudinal and cross-generational study of young people, schooling and everyday ethics.