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Julie Connolly
Deputy Director, Research and Policy Centre

Dr Julie Connolly joined the Brotherhood of St Laurence in a senior management role in 2017.

Previously she spent three years working as the Senior Manager Policy, Research and Practice Innovation, at Multicultural Development Australia, which provides refugee resettlement services in Queensland.


Julie has a PhD in political philosophy.

Her broad professional experience in research and policy has included working in mental health advocacy, in government and in trade unions.

Contact: julie.connolly(at)bsl.org.au 


Selected publications

Connolly, J 2016, ‘Honneth on work and recognition: a rejoinder from feminist political economy’, Thesis Eleven, vol. 134, no. 1.

Connolly, J 2015, ‘A fourth order of recognition’, Critical Horizons special issue: Recognition, Psychoanalysis and the Subject, vol. 15, no. 4.

Connolly, J 2014, ‘Shame and recognition: the politics of disclosure and acknowledgement’, Special issue of Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, vol. 4, no. 4. 

Connolly, J, Rooney, T and Whitehouse G, 2012. ‘Tracking pay equity: the impact of regulatory change on the dissemination and sustainability of equal remuneration decisions’, Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 114–30.

Connolly, J 2010, ‘Love in the private: Axel Honneth, feminism and the politics of recognition’, Contemporary Political Theory, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 414–33.

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