To help promote collaboration and linkages between researchers at ANU, individual scholars align themselves with one or more of the Gender Institutes subject areas or nodes. Current Gender Institute members are listed below. Click on people’s names to find out more about them. If you are an ANU researcher working in the areas of gender or sexuality or a staff member interested in gender equity issues at ANU and you would like to join the Gender Institute network and be listed on this page, please complete the form linked here.


Margaret Jolly FASSA is a Professor in the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University. She was an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow 2010–2016 and has written extensively on gender in the Pacific, exploratory voyages, missions and contemporary Christianity, maternity and sexuality, cinema and art; she is currently researching gender and climate change in the Pacific, funded by an ARC Discovery Project.  Her most recent book is Gender Violence and Human Rights: Seeking Justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu (edited with Aletta Biersack and Martha Macintyre, 2016).

Management committee

Throughout the year the Gender Institute Management Committee assists the Convenor in determining the directions of the Gender Institute, including the selection of the grant applications and prizes for excellence in research.

Subject areas (nodes)

People marked below by asterisk are the contact people for that particular node.

Gender and population | Gender, literature, performance and the arts | Gender, biology and health | Gender and history | Feminist theory | Gender, development and environment | Gender, politics and public policy | Gender, sexuality and culture | Gender, law and human rights | Gender and anthropology | Gender, business and economics | Gender equity and employment | Gender in science, maths, engineering and computing (SMEC)

Gender, sexuality and culture

Graduate students


Gender, law and human rights

Graduate students


Gender and anthropology

Graduate students


Gender, business and economics

Graduate students


Gender equity and employment

(this Node also includes Academic and General Staff at ANU interested in gender equity issues at ANU)

Graduate students


Gender in science, maths, engineering and computing (SMEC)

Graduate students



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