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PhD Candidate, University of Melbourne

Lilly Brown is an interdisciplinary educator and researcher. As a former Charlie Perkins Scholar, in 2013 she completed a Masters in Education at the University of Cambridge and currently lecturers into the Indigenous Studies program at the University of Melbourne. With a background in critical Indigenous studies, education and youth sociology, Lilly’s research and teaching focuses on the possibilities education presents as both a site of positive transformation and social reproduction; the ongoing colonial state violence resisted by First Peoples; and, the way anti-Indigenous racism, as foundational to Australian nationhood, continues to function. Lilly’s academic practice is informed by her relationships and work with different communities in Victoria and across Australia, including with Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal young people, their families, communities and schools. Lilly belongs to the Gumbaynggirr people of the mid-north coast of New South Wales.


  • –present
    PhD Candidate , Melbourne Graduate School of Education


    University of Camrbridge , Master of Philosophy
    University of Melbourne , Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts