A/PROF Juliet Rogers

A/PROF Juliet Rogers




  • Dr Juliet Rogers is an Associate Professor in Criminology in the School of Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. She previously taught at the Melbourne Law School where she completed her PhD in 2008 on ‘Fantasies of Female Circumcision: Flesh, Law and Freedom Through Psychoanalysis’. She was an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow 2012-2016, undertaking an examination of the Quality of Remorse: after periods of political and military conflict. Juliet has recently been a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute, Italy; Yale Law School, US; University of Cape Town Law School, South Africa and at Queens University Law School, Belfast. She is currently a Visiting Fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy, and a Research Fellow at the Birkbeck Institute for Social Research, UK. She is a member of the editorial boards of Law, Text, Culture and the Australian Feminist Law Journal.

    Prior to her academic career she was a therapist in the trauma field and a manager and youth worker in the community sector. This work gives her specialized knowledge in empirical research with marginalized communities. She has undertaken further study in psychoanalysis, education and groupwork. She has published extensively in the areas of political, legal and postcolonial theory using psychoanalysis as a tool for interrogating the subject's relation to prohibition and sovereignty. Juliet supervises research higher degrees in the fields of trauma, psychoanalysis, postcolonial and legal theory. She has a particular interest in work on transitional justice and projects engaging with the rhetoric and practices of reconciliation and conflict resolution, including those that involve the application of artistic media.   


Member of

  • Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand. Council member 2006 -
  • Australian Feminist Law Journal. Editorial Board member 2005 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • • DECRA Fellow on ARC project ‘The Quality of Remorse in South Africa and Northern Ireland – Implications for Australia.’

    • Chief Investigator on ARC Discovery Grant: ‘Resistance, Recognition and Reconciliation in Australia – lessons from South Africa and Northern Ireland.’ With Adrian Little, Mark McMillan, Paul Muldoon, Andrew Schaap, Erik Doxtader.

    • Investigator on the University of Melbourne, SEED funded project ‘Imagining Muslim Women’ – with Maree Pardy, Diane Otto, Farrah Ahmed.   


Education and training

  • PhD Law, University of Melbourne 2008
  • MACAT, La Trobe University 1998
  • BA (Hons), La Trobe University 1994


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Juliet supervises thesis considering issues confronting societies after conflict in the areas of trauma, law and violence, she specialises in psychoanalytic and postcolonial theory, critical legal thought, and trauma studies.