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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.