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The cultural life of cheese: Gender, labour & microbes in US craft production

Professor Heather Paxson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
24 August 2018 - 9:30am

How do changing understandings of microbes and their relationship to people inform the regulation of both food products and peoples’ bodies?

What is interpersonal mistreatment in organisations and how do we measure it? – Bullying and the like

Ruth Beach, Fenner School of Environment and Society
15 August 2018 - 12:00pm

The research findings from Ruth’s work has direct implications for the theory and measurement of interpersonal misconduct and for planning intervention strategies to minimize incidents of workplace aggression.

Pretty, pure and pious: Policing women in Indonesia

Sharyn Graham Davies, Auckland University of Technology
1 August 2018 - 12:30pm

As Indonesia's policewomen are becoming more visible, Sharyn Graham Davies delves into the moral requirements and forced testing that these women must undergo.

Indigenising queer theory

Deakin GSS ‘First Fridays’ seminar
6 July 2018 - 4:00pm

What are the origins of Indigenous Queer Theory in Australia? Are we queering Indigenous Theory or indigenising Queer Theory? What can Queer Theory take form Indigenous Theory? And how does settler colonialism inform Queer Theory?

Indigenising queer theory

Deakin GSS ‘First Fridays’ seminar
6 July 2018 - 4:00pm

What are the origins of Indigenous Queer Theory in Australia? Are we queering Indigenous Theory or indigenising Queer Theory? What can Queer Theory take form Indigenous Theory? And how does settler colonialism inform Queer Theory?

Making the invisible visible: The practice of film production as international relations

Department of International Relations Seminar
15 June 2018 - 2:00pm

This talk discusses the wider politics of using film as method and what film as method reveals about transnational feminism, the state in sub-Saharan Africa, and hierarchies of knowledge in International Relations.

Making it in the military

Lieutenant Colonel Clare O’Neill, Royal Australian Engineers; Wing Commander Hannah Jude-Smith, Royal Australian Air Force
24 May 2018 - 5:00pm

In an interactive seminar, the speakers will address questions including: why did they decide on a career in the armed forces? How did they go about pursuing their career paths? What do their jobs entail? How do they combine academic learning with combat and command experience? What are some of the key challenges they face? To what extent are some of these challenges gender-specific?

The Australian minimum wage and the needs of a family

Mr J Rob Bray
24 May 2018 - 4:00pm

This seminar considers the development of the minimum wage, along with the tax and transfer system, and changing patterns of women’s engagement in the paid workforce. It is both historical and quantitative and addresses the interaction of these and other elements of Australian institutions.

Budget and policy analysis for gender equality

Professor Miranda Stewart, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
23 May 2018 - 5:30pm

Miranda Stewart will present on the effects of budgets and public policy for gender equality, with a particular focus on tax and social policy and the impact on wellbeing of women and families.

The visit of hope to Sydney Cove and Botany Bay, 1788 and 1901

Professor Ann McGrath, School of History, ANU
9 May 2018 - 4:15pm

This presentation will explore how the ‘primitive earth’ of Sydney’s clay became a pliable material for importing narratives of northern antiquity into a deeply storied southern continent.

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