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Support for breastfeeding mothers in workplaces and childcare services at the ANU

Dr Julie Smith, ARC Future Fellow, ANU
26 August 2016 - 11:00am

Over a decade ago, leading female academics seeking greater gender equity called for universities to ‘bring babies and breasts into workplaces’. The ANU Gender Institute funded a study into support for breastfeeding mothers at Australia’s national university.

The woman migrant in Bharati Mukherjee's writings

Dr Jyoti Nandan, honorary Associate Professor, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics, ANU
4 August 2016 - 1:00pm

This seminar, presented as part of the SLLL Literary Studies Seminar Series, refers to selected writings by American Indian writer Bharati Mukherjee to interrogate her representation of the immigrant experience, in particular that of the woman migrant.

The 'Photoshop laws' and women's body image

Dr Marilyn Bromberg-Krawitz, The University of Notre Dame Australia
28 July 2016 - 1:00pm

Images of extraordinarily thin women are everywhere. When women see these images, their self-esteem may consequently lower, and potentially develop into an eating disorder. Governments internationally have taken action as a result.

'A new chapter for East Timorese women’: Seeking independence and gender equality in international networks and institutions

Hannah Loney; Sarah Smith
25 July 2016 - 3:00pm

In this seminar we examine East Timorese women’s engagement with international networks, institutions and organisations from the period of Indonesian occupation (1975-99), through to the post-occupation/independence era (2000-present).

Ideology is a moral issue

Professor Sally Haslanger, MIT
25 July 2016 - 12:30pm


Intellectuals and universities in neoliberal times

Professor Emerita Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney
25 July 2016 - 12:00pm

Intellectuals are classically imagined as heroic individuals, smoking Gauloises in dingy cafes on the Left Bank; in reality intellectual labour, especially since the rise of the research university, has been increasingly collectivized.  A global economy of knowledge production and circulation has

Thar “SHE” blows? Gender, competition, and bubbles in experimental asset markets

Professor Catherine Eckel, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University
20 July 2016 - 12:00pm

Do women and men behave differently in financial asset markets? Results from an asset market experiment show a marked gender difference in producing speculative price bubbles.

Mentoring with Professor Catherine Eckel

Professor Catherine Eckel, Department of Economics, Texas A&M University
20 July 2016 - 10:30am

Professor Catherine Eckel will reflect on her involvement in the Committee on the Status of Women in Economics Profession mentoring workshops, and will discuss mentoring more broadly at ANU.

Stories from the inside: How we got women onto municipal councils in Vanuatu and what happened next...

Dorosday Kenneth Watson, Tess Newton Cain
20 June 2016 - 3:00pm

This research seminar presents an opportunity to hear from Dorosday Kenneth Dhressen, the Director of Women's Affairs, how she has worked with the WISDM coalition and its TSM working group to introduce TSM for the municipal councils of Vanuatu.

Skin deep: settler impressions of Aboriginal women

Liz Conor, La Trobe University
2 June 2016 - 1:30pm

Liz Conor will give a seminar on her book, which examines the preoccupations of European-Australians in their encounters with Aboriginal women and the stereotypes and perceptions that seeped into everyday settler-colonial thinking.


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