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Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences

Gendered innovation in political science

This workshop explores gendered innovation in political science. The aim is to identify specific areas in which gendered research has enriched the discipline and sharpened its focus.

Restructuring gender inequality in the crisis

How is the crisis restructuring gender inequality? The complex inequalities on which the financial crisis draws, and which the development of global finance exacerbates, intersect in diverse ways.

Marilyn Waring and the United Nations System of National Accounts

How can economics aid our understanding of how gender works in society and of the relationship between market and non-market activity?

Relational autonomy and epistemic injustice

Philosophy is a striking outlier among the humanities for its gender disparities and for the resistance in some quarters of the discipline to feminist concerns.

Women’s absence from positions of decision-making power: feminist conundrums in defining the problem of representation

This lecture considers the best way to tackle the problem of women’s absence from positions of power using a feminist approach.

What impact does women's limited presence in key fields of research have upon our capacity to grapple with social and political change? And if gender is ignored as an analytic category, can the social sciences make a meaningful contribution to understanding or resolving issues of gender inequality in society? 

This project takes a new approach to advancing gender equity within Australian society by asking how well we can understand the problems if we do not first address patterns of gender bias within the social sciences. The project will provide a complex picture of why social science disciplines differ so markedly in this respect and the costs for disciplinary innovation and social change. It will also provide case-studies of how innovation benefits from gender awareness in the social sciences.

Primary Investigators are A/Professor Fiona Jenkins, A/Professor Helen Keane and Professor Marian Sawer, with Dr Claire Donovan from Brunel University as Partner Investigator. Read more about the researchers here.

Read more detail about the current project here.

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute