Public lecture

Trans*: A Quick and Quirky History of Gender Variance

Jack Halberstam, Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University
15 July 2019 - 4:30pm

In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, with this increased visibility has come not just power, but regulation, both in favour of and against trans people.

Annual Alice Tay Lecture 2019: Human Rights in Sport

Dr Kate Seear
29 May 2019 - 6:00pm

The link between sport and human rights has come into sharp focus in this country in recent months, after the successful return of former Bahrainian footballer and refugee Hakeem Al-Araibi to Australia. Internationally, there is increasing rights talk in sport.

In Conversation with Jocelyn Moorhouse

Jocelyn Moorhouse; Alex Sloan
17 May 2019 - 6:00pm

Meet the Author is delighted to be joining again with the National Film and Sound Archive for a Meet the Author event. Jocelyn Moorhouse will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on Jocelyn's new book,.

Does financial inclusion empower women in Papua New Guinea?

Rohan Fox
15 May 2019 - 12:30pm

Many programs in Papua New Guinea (PNG) aim to achieve positive social and economic outcomes through women's economic empowerment.

‘A shock through the system’: Histories of crisis in Australian child refugee policy

Dr Jordana Silverstein (The University of Melbourne)
14 May 2019 - 4:30pm

This paper will explore how 'crises' around refugee and asylum-seeking children have been repeatedly produced and mobilised as an art and technique of government in Australia since 2001.

Can you ever truly separate art from the artist?

Professor Denise Ferris; Dr Kim Cunio; Dr Robert Wellington; Dr Monique Rooney; Ray Mardia; David Caffery; 'Zan' Rowe
9 May 2019 - 7:00pm

Against the backdrop of the rise of the #metoo movement, the conviction of paedophiles and the pushback against misogynists throughout history, how do we react and process art connected to an artist who was a terrible person?

Kabul 2018: twenty-five responses to 'crisis'

Dr Jeremy Simpson
7 May 2019 - 4:30pm

How do Kabulis define ‘crisis’, and how do they cope with the conditions under which they live? Highlighting responses from Afghan women and non-elite Afghans in particular, Dr Simpson draws on concepts from the sociology of risk in presenting some preliminary findings on the everyday-life experience of people living with catastrophe.

Author Interview | Carla Guelfenbein: 'In the Distance with You'

Carla Guelfenbein; Thomas Nulley-Valdés (School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics)
6 May 2019 - 4:30pm

Please join Thomas Nulley-Valdés, lecturer in Spanish studies in the School of Literature, Languages, and Linguistics, for a public interview and Q&A with Carla Guelfenbein. The discussion will centre on her life, her works, In the Distance with You, and with readings in Spanish and English of the novel.

Labour supply elasticity estimates for Australian workers: evidence from the HILDA survey

Owen Freestone
26 April 2019 - 9:30am

The elasticity of labour supply to changes in the after-tax wage is an important factor in many economic and policy questions, yet little empirical evidence exists on its value in Australia.

In conversation with Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang; Dr Chris Wallace
15 April 2019 - 6:00pm

Sisonke Msimang will be in coversation with Chris Wallace, speaking about her powerful and challenging new book, The Resurrection of Winnie Mandela, which charts the rise and fall-and rise, again-of one of South Africa's most controversial and influential political figures, the wife of one of the most famous activists of all time.

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