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Lilly Brown is an interdisciplinary educator, facilitator and researcher. With a Master of Philosophy in education from the University of Cambridge and a PhD in youth research, Lilly currently lecturers into the Indigenous Studies program at the University of Melbourne. With a background in critical Indigenous studies and youth sociology, Lilly’s research and teaching focuses on the wellbeing of young First Peoples and 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.


  • 2020–2021
    Lecturer, University of Melbourne


    University of Camrbridge , Master of Philosophy
    University of Melbourne , Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
    University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Arts
  • 2021 
    University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy