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Murder, Sex and the Death Penalty in Mid-Twentieth Century Canada: A Preliminary Inquiry

Dr Carolyn Strange, School of History, ANU
12 October 2016 - 4:15pm

The ‘sex criminal’, with the possible exception of ‘the terrorist’, is the most feared and reviled offender of our time, and murders involving sexual violence frequently lead to calls in abolitionist countries for the return of capital punishment.

Gender equality among barristers before the High Court

Professor George Williams AO, UNSW
11 October 2016 - 5:00pm

This seminar examines the extent to which gender equality among barristers before the High Court has been achieved.

Introduction to the SAGE Anthea Swan Pilot

Professor Brian P. Schmidt, ANU Vice-Chancellor
28 September 2016 - 3:00pm

The Vice-Chancellor and Director of Human Resources will provide an introduction to staff and students on the aims of the SAGE pilot.

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.


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