• PhD, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of California, San Diego (2014)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Drama Specialist, University of Toronto (2009)

Journal & Conference Papers

  • Burelle, Julie. “Something is Rotten in Kinogamish: Mesnak’s Cinematic Adaptation of Hamlet on a Fictive Rez.” American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), Cambridge MA (upcoming)
  • Burelle, Julie. “Off the Rails at the Autry: What Can Shakespeare Tell us about Indian Boarding Schools?” (under review)
  • Burelle, Julie. “It is a Bitter Game I Know, But You Gotta Play It”, TheatreForum, issue 48 (upcoming).
  • Burelle, Julie. “Endurance/ Enduring Performance: Nadia Myre, La Marche Amun, and the Indian Act’s Tumultuous Geographies”, (upcoming)
  • Mitchell, Sam and Burelle, Julie. “Dee(a)r Spine: Dance, Dramaturgy, and the Repatriation of Indigenous Memory” co-authored with Sam Mitchell, Dance Research Journal, upcoming special issue on Indigenous Dance.
  • Burelle, Julie.“La Crise d’Oka en récits: territoire, cinema et littérature par Isabelle St-Amand” book review for la Revue Recherches Sociographiques (book review. upcoming, winter 2016)
  • Burelle, Julie. “Neptune Redux: The (First) Nations(s) enacted in Alexis Martin’s Invention du chauffage central en Nouvelle-France”, Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Montreal, Canada, 2015.
  • Burelle, Julie. “Theatre in Contested Lands: Repatriating Indigenous Remains”, TDR: The Drama Review, Spring 2015.
  • Burelle, Julie. “Nadia Myre’s Indian Act: beading and radical remappings.” Presented as part of the panel Sensate Sovereignty. American Comparative Literature Association, Seattle, 2015
  • Mitchell, Sam and Burelle, Julie.“Performing/Theorizing Violent Landscapes: Dance, Dramaturgy, and Repatriation of Indigenous Memory.” American Society for Theatre Research, Baltimore, 2014
  • Burelle, Julie. “Staging Empathy’s Limit Point: First Nations Theatre and the Challenges of Self-Representation on a Settler-State Stage” in Theatres of Affect; New Essays on Canadian Theatre, Vol. 4, edited by Erin Hurley. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, (2014)
  • Burelle, Julie. “Endurance/Enduring Performances: First Nations Women’s Embodied Challenges to Canada’s Indian Act.” Presented at the conference In The Balance: Indigeneity, Performance, Globalization, London, 2013.
  • Burelle, Julie. “Cooking Up a Storm: Pots and Pans and Other Playful Protest During Quebec’s Maple Spring”. Presented as part of panel The Performative Promise: Liberation, Coercion and the Modality of Play. Association for Theatre in Higher Education,  Orlando, 2013.
  • Burelle, Julie. “Self-Consuming Body Politic(s): On Colonial Violence and Chief Theresa Spence’s Hunger Strike”. Presented as part of Uproot-Downroot: Performance Art as Positioning. American Comparative Literature Association,Toronto, 2013.
  • Burelle, Julie. “Ondinnok’s Xajoj Tun Rabinal Achi: Re-Membering Fragmented Lineages”. TheatreForum, 39, (2011): 13-23.
  • Burelle, Julie. “Reclaiming an Unmarked Body: Representations of Indigenous Trauma in Ondinnok’s Transational Adaptation of Rabinal Achi“. Working Group Paper. American Society for Theatre Research, Montreal, 2011.

Awards and Scholarships

  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Excellence Award for New Faculty, UCSD, 2015-2018
  • Nomination for the 2013 Horst Frenz Prize for best paper presented by a graduate student at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association for “Self-Consuming Body Politic(s): On Colonial Violence and Chief Theresa Spence’s Hunger Strike” (2013)
  • John Wolfe McColl Memorial Award for Achievement in Drama, University of Toronto, 2009

Teaching & Service

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of California, San Diego.
  • Member of the selection panel for the playwriting festival Native Voices at the Autry.
  • Managing Editor, Theater Forum Magazine, Spring 2011 Edition
  • Editorial and Layout Staff, Theater Forum Magazine, 2009-2013
  • Drama Instructor (pre-k to 5th Grade). L’École Internationale de Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002-2006
  • Development and implementation of La Boîte Magique, a playwriting project for 1st to 4th grade children. L’École Internationale de Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2004-2006