What was it like to be involved in the heady days of ‘second wave’ feminism in Australia, when the role of women at home and at work changed decisively?
Professor Rae Frances, Dean of the College of Arts and Social Scienes, will launch Everyday Revolutions: Remaking Gender, Sexuality and Culture in 1970s Australia edited by Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott.
In this workshop, we explore ways of practically extending critical and feminist social research with art – specifically photography, sociological fiction and zine making.
Questions of sexuality and refugee or migration status remain on the margins of queer and refugee movements, policy and support services.
Protecting and Promoting Australia’s Interests in a Time of Strategic Competition: Senator Penny Wong in Conversation with Professor Evelyn Goh and Dr Amy King
Protecting and promoting Australia’s interests in a time of strategic competition - Senator Penny Wong in conversation with Professor Evelyn Goh and Dr Amy King
At our meeting we will have the pleasure of discussing with visiting scholar Kateřina Lišková her article: ‘Sex under socialism: From emancipation of women to normalized families in Czechoslovakia’.
This research-practice roundtable will reflect on how academics have engaged with issues of infrastructure-based development in their research and practice.
At our meeting we will use a short piece by Zora Simic to stimulate our thoughts on the issue of intersectionality: ‘What can feminist historians do with intersectionality?’, Lillith 24 (2018): 16-25.
We’re interested in YOUR views, opinions and thoughts on interpersonal violence experience, CALD perspectives, services which are here to address the issues and, barriers and opportunities within the space.
At our next meeting we will be considering some aspects of single women’s lives in Australia during the years of the First World War with Emma Bellino’s ‘“Nonsense about the girl of to-day”: Spinsterhood and courtship in the Australian Woman’s Weekly’, 1912-1921, Lillith 24 (2018): 52-64.
Our recent interest in queer histories and the new BBC One drama Gentleman Jack has sparked the choice of reading for our next meeting: Danielle Orr’s article ‘“i tell myself to myself”: homosexual agency in the journals of anne lister (1791-1840)’, Women’s Writing 11, 2 (2004): 201-222.
What makes a good mother? What makes a mother at all? Where does motherhood come from? The nature of motherhood has perhaps never been more controversial or debated as it is today.
Who are ‘we’ in the Anthropocene, how do notions of our shared humanity contend with the cascading global inequalities of place, race, class and gender?
There may not be anyone more experienced and active in the global field of gender and sexuality. Over his long and multifarious career, Justice Kirby has been celebrated as an international jurist, educator and former Supreme and High Court judge
In December 2019, the ANU will welcome Professor Sara Ahmed on a short visit sponsored by the Humanities Research Centre.
In this seminar, three prominent women scholars at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Studies address one of the most significant demands of a scholar’s career: academic publishing.
At this meeting we are privileged to have Dr Sinead McEneaney as our guest speaker. She will be seeking feedback on work she is preparing titled ‘“Not picketing in front of bra factories...”: revolutionary women and alternatives to the “second wave”’.
In the Research Handbook on Feminist Engagement with International Law, a network of scholars and practitioners from a diverse group of countries contemplate the future of feminist engagement with international law.
Just as same-sex marriage is becoming increasingly legalized and accepted in more and more societies, transgender people’s bodies have been emerging as the new frontier of the gender wars not only in public discourse, but also in feminist theory.
U.S. colleges and universities have experimented with dozens of different programs to promote faculty diversity, including anti-bias training, taskforces, mentoring programs, work-life programs, and anti-harassment initiatives.
Excellence and Gender Equality: Critical Perspectives on Gender and Knowledge in the Humanities and Social Sciences
This conference explores the intersection of gender equality and academic evaluation of excellence, with a specific focus on the Humanities and Social Science (HASS) disciplines.
At this meeting we will continue our consideration of ‘queer’ history/historiography with a reading – Barry Reay, ‘Writing the Modern Histories of Homosexual England’, The Historical Journal 52 (1), 2009 – that discusses histories of desire that resist present-day sexual assumptions.
In The Oocyte Economy Catherine Waldby draws on 130 interviews---with scientists, clinicians, and women who have either donated or frozen their oocytes or received those of another woman---to trace how the history of human oocytes' perceived value intersects with the biological and social life of women.
Join us at this end-of-semester academic career reception to unpack and explore assumptions and challenges surrounding gender in international security scholarship and this academic career path.
Ignite your journey with the festival "Young women: Take the lead!". Empowerment should start early in a career. This conference provides a holistic approach to women's leadership, offering the inspiration to open new avenues and see other perspectives. This day is an opportunity for you to think, understand, engage and challenge pre-conceived notions surrounding women.
At this meeting, Dr Heather Robers - Associate Professor, ARC DECRA Fellow and ANJeL Co-Director at the ANU Law School - will be seeking feedback on an upcoming conference paper titled 'Difference, discrimination and...? Telling a history of women judges in Australia.'
Is gender a consideration for your program, project or research? Now is the time to reflect on this.
In this talk Professor Seuffert will address issues for refugees who are sexual minorities in Australia’s detention centres in the broader context of International Law and Australia's refugee law and policy.
Trends in gender equality across the world suggest that there has been considerable progress on basic human capabilities of health and education that are conducive to women’s participation in the public domain.
This book reviews what was known as the Green Revolution in agricultural research from the 1940s to the 1970s and the recurring theme of the forgotten women farmers in all of these processes and that these technical advances were, and still remain, gender blind.
Human rights movements in PNG: people with HIV, men with diverse sexualities and transgender Papua New Guineans
This research draws on interviews by Tim Leach conducted with over 70 people with HIV, men with diverse sexualities and transgender Papua New Guineans on their experiences of discrimination, their thoughts on human rights in PNG, their views on their organisations and on whether donor supports have been helpful or otherwise.
Adjustment and Recognition in the Reform of Global Institutions: Nuclear Non-proliferation and Beyond
What are the key forces at play in the ongoing adaptation of global governance to power shifts and multilateral retrenchment?
ASPI’s Women in Defence and Security Network (WDSN) and the ANU Gender Institute are delighted to invite you to attend this year’s Speed Mentoring event in Canberra.
Inaugural HRC Lecture in Gender Studies - The Indecent Screen: Prosecuting Indecency on US Television
This talk explores tensions between the media’s function as a spatially networked public sphere and the presumptive privacy of the domestic sphere, between bodies and screens, and between selves and images, and the implications of these tensions, especially for sexual subjects.
Come and join the ANU School of Art and Design to hear some great talks and conversation about women in photography and the photographic arts today. You will hear from long-standing practitioners, curators, educators, and passionate photographic arts community members.
While the knowledge and practices of Indigenous coastal and marine societies has attracted the attention of many scholars, the focus has tended to be on the contribution of men while the activities of women have either been overlooked or, at best, narrowly described.
Join us for an exciting public panel and discussion highlighting the international in International Women’s Day.
The event will celebrate Women of Mathematics through a range of activities, including a networking lunch, a panel discussion, long (1 hour) and short (20 minutes) research talks, and an official opening (with cocktail reception) of the exhibit "Women of Mathematics" at ANU.
The Australian Civil Society Coalition on Women, Peace and Security (WPS Coalition) is pleased to co-sponsor with the ANU Gender Institute a CIVIL SOCIETY ROUNDTABLE ON WOMEN, PEACE AND SECURITY with Ms Claire Hutchinson, the NATO Secretary General’s Spec
SAVE THE DATE: Launch of the sixth report of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security
Join us for the launch of the Annual Dialogue Report on Women, Peace and Security
For our last meeting for 2018 we have the pleasure of workshopping Dr Karen Fox’s upcoming conference paper ‘Gender, Fame, and the Politics of the Past: Unsettling the Heroic in Australia’s History’.
The ANU Family Friendly Committee, PARSA and ANUSA invite staff and students to workshop and refine a set of family-friendly recommendations that the ANU community would like the university to address. It builds on the ANU Community Forum: Is ANU Family Friendly?
Please join us to celebrate another great year for the Gender Institute! So much skill, hard work and passion has gone into the research, workshops, lectures, dialogues and public outreach our Institute has generated in 2018.
The ANU Gender Institute had a fabulous time celebrating another great year for the Institute! So much skill, hard work and passion has gone into the research, workshops, lectures, dialogues and public outreach our Institute has generated in 2018.
How is hierarchy created and maintained in international politics?
Coinciding with the first anniversary of the survey announcement in November 2017, this symposium engages with the legacy of the Australian, as well as international, campaigns for marriage equality.
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network, spearheading the Women’s Alliance for Security Leadership with member organisations active in preventing violent extremism by promoting peace, rights and pluralism
To continue our consideration of gender and power, we will discuss a very recent critique of R. W. Connell’s enormously influential concept of hegemonic masculinity in Ben Griffin, ‘Hegemonic Masculinity as a Historical Problem’ (Gender & History, July 2018).
Frances Adamson has led the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade as Secretary since 25 August 2016. From 2011 to 2015, Ms Adamson was Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.
With the renewed use of slogans such as ‘smash the patriarchy’, and following our discussion earlier this year of Judith Bennett’s ‘Patriarchal Equilibrium’, we would like to continue questioning the analytical value of the concept of patriarchy.
This symposium will suggest new ways of seeing the relationship between interpretation, law, and justice: other spaces and cultural practices, other ways of reading and non-reading, other crystallisations of rules, order and discipline.
How do changing understandings of microbes and their relationship to people inform the regulation of both food products and peoples’ bodies?
At the next discussion of the Gender and History group, Frank Bongiorno will present for discussion his paper ‘New Light on The Forgotten People: Women and Girls Write to Prime Minister Menzies’.
Women and work in premodern Europe: Experiences, relationships and cultural representation, c. 1100–1800
Please join Merridee Bailey, Tania Colwell and Julie Hotchin for the launch of their book "Women and Work in Premodern Europe: Experiences, Relationships and Cultural Representation, c. 1100–1800 (Routledge, 2018)"
Fathers’ participation in caring for young children provides life-long opportunities for fathers, their partners and children. However, there continue to be entrenched social and structural barriers to fathers’ equal participation in care (e.g.
Deirdre Byrne will comment on the efficacy of some interventions against rape in South Africa, such as the 2016 #EndRapeCulture campaign on two university campuses and the Sexual Violence Task Team Report on rape and sexual violence.
Cultures of Sexual Assault: Public Lecture
This symposium will be an intellectually exciting, thoughtful and active gathering that critically examine political experiences and ideas in the past, considers the legacies of these in the present, and works towards creating a better future.
Registration now open for AWHN Symposium 2018: ‘The Past is a Position: History, Activism and Privilege’
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?
In both the United States and Australia, women provide the bulk of care for infants, establishing patterns that may have ongoing effects on how mothers (and fathers) balance work and care obligations throughout the childrearing years.
"Involving Men in Ending Violence against Women" provides a feminist analysis of men’s motivations for joining violence against women’s movements.
In this lecture, Prof Nasreen will show that triple talaq has become an acid test for Indian democracy that aims to offer all women rights equal to that enjoyed by men.
At the next discussion of the Gender and History group, Dr Karen Downing is going to rehearse and seek feedback on an upcoming conference paper: ‘Weeping politicians’: The power and contingency of men’s tears.
This research seminar is the first of the ‘Women in International Security: Theory and Practice’ Seminar Series 2018-19. Consisting of research, career development, and policy dialogue seminars, this series showcases the work of prominent women in the fields of international security.
Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt's lecture is the second the inaugural Gender Institute series Inspiring Women of ANU.
During the first meeting of the Gender and History Group, members will discuss Mary Beard's 'Women and Power'
How big is the problem of violence against women? The challenge of intersectional measurement at the global level
Prof Sally Engle Merry will talk about the challenges around how to qualify and quantify violence against women globally.
The podcast and transcript of speeches for the IWD's morning tea panel are now available!
Launch of the Fifth Report of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security: “Listening to Women’s Voices and Making the Connections to the Women, Peace and Security Agenda”
Please join us for the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series. In this lecture, we welcome Professor Simone Dennis from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Archaeology and Anthropology.
The baby out with the bathwater… disavowal and disappearance of motherhood in 20th and 21st century academic feminism
In this public talk Andrea O’Reilly will introduce Motherhood Studies providing an overview of the development of scholarship on motherhood
An evening reception with Professor Catherine Waldby, Director of the RSSS who will delive a Keynote lecture regarding her most recent research, “Reproduction and Social Order”.
Gender and History group node will meet at 12.30pm on Friday 27 October in Fellows Bar. to discuss ‘Uneasy Juxtapositions: Situating Anti-Feminist and Ambiguously Feminist Women in Gender History and Feminist Theory’
A group of women from the Moree based Mubali: Sea of Bellies program are visiting the Australian National University. To mark the occasion, two consecutive events will take place: “Belly Yarn” Talk by Aunty Paula Duncan and “Belly Yarn” Exhibition Launch
In many areas of life LGBT people are now legally protected from discrimination. However, this seminar will argue that further progress needs to be made to achieve equality, particularly in public policy and policy implementation.
This seminar considers gender dimensions in theories of diplomacy; gender dimensions in diplomatic practices; the changing role of the diplomatic spouse; and sex, sexuality and diplomatic cultures. .I argue that the diplomatic spouse model with women in ancillary, decorative and undervalued roles has morphed into junior diplomats, or celebrity goodwill ambassadors
Between Moscow, Geneva and Shanghai: The league of nations' campaigns against the traffic in Russian women refugees from the Soviet Union, 1921-1938
This talk will trace the genealogy of the ‘White Russian prostitute’ trope through the investigations of the League’s Traffic in Women Committee and the High Commission for Russian Refugees, detailing the responses of both Soviet and Chinese representatives in Geneva, and in doing so explore the gendered biopolitics of the international response to the interwar Russian refugee crisis.
The Gender and History node will meet to discuss issues of power, intimacy and gender.
The speakers will discuss the progress on breastfeeding policies and explore how these experiences can be enhanced by efforts to improve gender equality and women’s economic security.
In this dystopic climate, how can we refocus feminist visions of transforming society across the divides of gender, race, class, ability, and global region? What types of utopias have been conjured in the past? Which promising ones are under construction? Which previous notions might be reconceived and new ones imagined?
Gillian Triggs, who was until recently the President of the Commission, will be talking about the resulting ‘Change the Course’ report which was published on 1 August 2017.
Please join us for the next lecture in the series were Professor Margaret Jolly will be speaking on the rise of individualism in relation to sexuality and gender in the Pacific region.
Gender Institute meeting - Changing the Course at ANU, followed by ceremony honouring Gender Institute members
A meeting of all ANU-based Gender Institute members and guests will be held at the ANU for a panel forum and discussion of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s report Change the course: National report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities (see below).
Gender and History group node will meet at 12.30pm on Friday 18 August in Fellows Bar where node member Gemma Betros will lead a discussion on women, work and domesticity in the work of novelist Louisa May Alcott.
Professor Akibayashi will focus her presentation on the current security situation in the Asia Pacific region, particularly the tensions in East Asia, and on women’s contribution to peace in the region, including between North and South Korea.
Gender and History node members will meet to workshop a conference paper by node member Julie Hotchin.
In this lecture Professor Wilson will address the issue of psychopharmaceuticals, harm and adverse effects.
Gender and History node members will meet to discuss a draft paper by node member Chris Wallace.
Join H.E. President Hilda C. Heine as she discusses the threats facing the Marshall Islands, what lessons we can learn from their journey, and what action needs to be taken now.
How do we effectively and creatively share calls for environmental stewardship and justice in Oceania with diverse global audiences? Students, artists, writers, scholars and policy makers are invited to participate in this workshop with acclaimed spoken word poet and environmental activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner.
Launch of the Fourth Annual Civil Society Report Card: hear from senior leaders in government, civil society, academia, as well as our audience to discuss how the next National Action Plan should be developed and what it should include.
Join us to celebrate the Gender Institute's sixth year.
In this final seminar Benjamin Hegarty will present a description of the concept of becoming among waria, those referred to as "national transvestites" in Indonesia.
If a trip to the southern tip of the world doesn’t teach you some life lessons, then I don’t know what will!
How the personal became political: re-assessing Australia's revolutions in gender and sexuality in the 1970s 2017
This symposium explores events, transformations, policy changes and watershed developments in gender and sexuality in Australia in the 1970s.
Peruvian Congressman Alberto de Belaunde on human rights (including LGBTI challenges) in Latin America
Peruvian Congressman Alberto de Belaunde, one of the few political figures defending LGBTI civil and gender identity rights in Peru, will discuss the question of human rights, including LGBTI challenges, in Latin America.
One hundred years ago, female European silent film stars like Asta Nielsen and Henny Porten were a common sight on Australian cinema screens, delighting audiences in defiance of global political tensions.
Drawing on ongoing fieldwork in three Port Moresby Village Courts, Fiona Hukula considers the role of the Village Court in implementing the Family Protection Act.
Australia’s response to violence against women has been escalating during the 2000s. With this ascending activity are we making effective progress to stop Violence Against Women across our country?
How can economics aid our understanding of how gender works in society and of the relationship between market and non-market activity?
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.
This paper will consider Dunstan’s work towards equality for women, in the context of the Women’s Liberation movement and national reforms.
This seminar will explore current developments in ending violence against women in the Asia-Pacific region and Australia.
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.
This seminar examines the extent to which gender equality among barristers before the High Court has been achieved.
What are the possibilities and challenges of feminist sociology in the 21st century? What becomes of the transformative force of feminism when its insights are incorporated into a discipline?
Issues like gender equality are intertwined and intrinsically connected to the notion of identity and culture. Thus any discussions on gender must incorporate culture and identity. What does it mean to be a mean or a woman for that matter how do issues like intersectionality affect us, in an increasingly multicultural world?
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.
We are pleased to offer two master classes with outstanding scholars working on the concerns of intimacy within and between Asian contexts, for PhD students and Early Career Academics.
This lecture will draw, in particular, on the work of Michel Foucault and George Canguilhem. Once the theoretical ground has been laid for an analytically precise understanding of the monster, the lecture will turn to counter-cultural icon and sublime anti-hero, David Bowie, as a contemporary vehicle for thinking through, and rendering accessible, some key categorical distinctions which the monster brings to crisis.
Podcast now available.
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.
This year's Gender Institute annual event will feature the announcement of the 2015 Gender Institute prizes for excellence in gender research and special guest Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins will launch the new book 'The Public law of Gender: From the Local to the Global'.
The aim of the workshop is to gather researchers, policy-makers and community members, to explore the gendered dimension to migration across different ethnic groups.
This discussion brings figures from across the literary landscape - writers’ festivals, publishing, reviewing, and academia - to discuss what this literary activism has achieved, and what is left to do. Is the gendering of literature in Australia changing, and why?
Roundtable, reception and launch: opportunities for Australia’s Women, Peace and Security agenda post-2015
With representatives from government and civil society, this roundtable and audience discussion will examine the opportunities for Australia to shape and contribute to the global debate on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda
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.
In this talk Dr Elana Sztokman, the 2016 National Council of Jewish Women Australia (NCJWA) Scholar will look at areas such as wage gaps, political participation, business ownership, personal status issues, women's education, women in the army and reproductive rights to reflect on the status of
Professor Kim Rubenstein in Conversation with Professor Jennifer Nedelsky and Professor Joseph Carens.
Book launch - The politics of gender justice at the International Criminal Court: legacies and legitimacy
Professor Hilary Charlesworth in conversation with Professor Louise Chappell.
Visiting Professor Paula Rabinowitz will be in conversation with co-authors Ruth Barraclough (ANU), Nicole Moore (ADFA), and Daniel Sanderson to discuss their contribution to the book Red Love Across the Pacific.
Patricia Plummer is the 2016 ANU Gender Institute and Humanities Research Centre joint Visiting Fellow and is visiting the ANU from 15th February to 15th April 2016.
About Dr. Einat Wilf: Dr.
The ANU Circle for Gender Equity is running their first event for 2016! This will be a panel discussion focusing on domestic violence, with both male and female speakers who specialise in advocating for the victims of domestic violence and the role of the justice system in the matter.
For at least 3.9 billion years, water has been necessary for the gestation of all living beings. Drawing on feminist theory, phenomenology and evolutionary biology, Dr Neimanis asks: how is my body an archive of other watery bodies, anticipating aqueous paths not taken and remembering wet futures yet to come?
The lecture draws on Foucault’s theory of the ethical subject, to argue that Saba Mahmood fails to theorise female ethical leadership among pious Muslim women, as they breach male domains.
Please join us to celebrate another great year for the Gender Institute! So much skill, hard work and passion has gone into the research, workshops, lectures, dialogues and public discussions our network has generated in 2015.
This post graduate conference brings together post graduate research students as well as academics to strengthen the dialogue across all the Social Sciences at ANU and Gender Studies.
This seminar will explore the relationship to the study of men and masculinities within the discipline of law, compared to other field in the social sciences and humanities and highlight the ostenibly gender neutral idea of commitment in corporate legal practice as harbouring distinctive models of masculinity.
Join two distinguished experts on gender equity in science, Prof. Sharon Bell (CDU) and Dr. Lisa M. Frehill (NSF) to reflect on the current state of knowledge and policy effectiveness in this area.
Tax and transfer policies and sex equality: what Australia, Canada and the UK should learn from experience
Professor Kathleen Lahey identifies key issues and barriers to women’s economic equality and outlines policy alternatives capable of producing better outcomes for women over their life courses.
Radically engaging with International human rights, intersectional advocacy and embodied sexuality and sexual practice, this workshop dealt with the challenges and intersections of doing academic and policy work which addresses sexuality, sexual practice, gender identity and expression, ethnicity and culture in respectful and inclusive ways.
The third Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security will place a spotlight on the issues in some conflict affected communities and amplify civil society voices.
This seminar will detail research considering the connections between gender, time and health, covering current theories of gender inequality and population health and implications for family mental health.
The Gender Institute is proud to support The Power To Persuade Symposium: Gender forum. PTP: Gender examines two critical aspects of policy development as they relate to gender equity: evidence and values.
In this paper, A/Prof. Catherine Mills considers the role that obstetric ultrasound images have played in the constitution of the foetus as person, to open a discussion of the ways that medical technologies are implicated in the legal and social regulation of pregnant women.
Interdisciplinary approaches to translocality in Asian and Pacific cultural studies: place, media, mobility
This masterclass will explore approaches and methods in studying translocality in comparative Asian and Pacific Cultural studies. All graduate and honours students interested in interdisciplinary cultural studies are welcome to participate.
Masterclass for postgraduate students and early career researchers: Is racism constitutive of white identity? If we imagine this to be the case, does it eclipse the scope of future transformations of white identity, making any positive transformation literally unimaginable? What are the future possibilities for white identity?
Professor Jennifer Martin discussed the issues and roadblocks women face, outline what universities and individuals can do to make change happen, and highlighted the current Academy of Science "Science in Australia Gender Equity" (SAGE) pilot of the UK Athena SWAN gender equity accreditation system.
Catch up now via the podcast. This lecture by visiting Professor Linda Martin Alcoff explores the conditions of echoing and echoability in the context of the epidemic of global sexual violence.
ANU Gender Institute was delighted to welcome Sister Angélique Namaika during her visit to Australia as the guest of Australia for UNHCR. Sister Angélique is the recipient of the 2013 Nansen Refugee Award, UNHCR’s highest human rights prize, for her ground-breaking work with women and girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
This exciting symposium was presented by the ANU Gender Institute, the South Asia Research Institute and the Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific.
The Gender Institute, the Centre for International and Public Law and the ANU Law Students Society welcome students from around the campus, and interested academics to come and hear Professor Kim Rubenstein in Conversation with Israeli Supreme Court Justice Daphne Barak Erez.
This exhibition, interactive display and public forum was a registered event for the National Science Week and made possible by the generous support of ANU Gender Institute and the National Science Week – Inspiring Australia Program.
ANU Gender Institute - Gender and History node 2015 seminar series. Presenter: Vicki Luker, School of History, School of Culture Histoy and Language, ANU
What is gender? Should gender exist? How does your gender presentation affect the way you are treated by society? To what extent is feminism supporting transgender individuals? What can we do about these issues? Hear from Transgender individuals uniquely placed to answer these questions!
A live social media panel event where young women were offered an accessible explanation of the federal budget process and its political function, a roundup of the new measures that affected women and the opportunity to ask questions about the current budget and its effects.
The Editorial Collective of Lilith: A Feminist History Journal is pleased to announce a one-day symposium intended to celebrate and build upon the rich tradition of placing the body at the centre of feminist historical analysis.
Speaker: Dr Wendy Harcourt. This lecture will reflect on over twenty years of engagement in body politics in development exploring the deep contradictions and unease around embodied experiences that profoundly inform yet lie barely visible below the surface of gender and development policy and planning.
The ANU Circle for Gender Equity is proud to hold its second seminar for the semester with the discussion focusing on healthcare in Africa.
ANU Gender Institute - Gender and History node 2015 seminar series: Katie Sutton, Lecturer, German and Gender Studies, School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
This lecture reflects on how Oceania and Oceanic peoples figure in dialogues about climate change, globally and in Oceania, and how indigenous knowledge and deep Oceanic histories are simultaneously embraced and marginalized.
The ANU Gender Institute presents Dr Kiran Martin, Founder and Director of Asha (“hope” in Hindi). Asha is a Delhi-based NGO that works in partnership with women in slum communities to improve living conditions and access healthcare, education and financial services.
A panel discussion with: The Honourable Penny Wensley AC, HE Mrs Annemieke Ruigrok, HE Dr Clemencia Forero-Ucros and HE Mrs Naela Chohan co-hosted by the ACT Branch of the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA) and ANU Gender Institute. Catch up on the event with images, wrap up of proceedings and podcast recording.
The Gender Institute 4th Anniversary featured a public lecture from Professor Sally Engle Merry, NYU, followed by a panel discussion. The annual prizes for excellence in gender research were awarded and three new books by Gender Institute members were launched.
This work by the late Marie Olive Reay would have been the first in this vein had it been published when she finished it – back in the mid-60s.
The first in the Gender and History node seminar series will be presented by Dr Gemma Betros, Lecturer in European History, ANU.
This seminar examines time to completion and completion rates for international and domestic doctoral candidates by gender.
Women’s Studies and Gender Studies @ANU: A Celebration of Professor Jill Julius Matthews’ Career
Reflections on Professor Matthews’ Teaching, Scholarship and Academic Leadership: From Women’s Studies to the Gender Institute (1984-2011)
More than two decades after queer theory’s emergence, presenters at this symposium are invited to engage with queer as an object and with the object lessons of queer theory.
As part of a visit to the ANU Professor Armelle Le Bras-Chopard will participate in a seminar for students, in addition to her public lecture.
Panelists: Jeni Klugman, Elizabeth Broderick, Dame Carol Kidu, Ewen McDonald. Facilitator: Fiona Jenkins.
Invitation to discuss the future of one of Australia's leading journals, and to celebrate the release of a special issue ‘Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences.
What’s Mr Kipling’s Bakewell tarts got to do with it? Performing gender as a judicial virtue in the theatre of justice
In this seminar Professor Leslie J Moran analyses judicial swearing in speeches as ‘live performance’, focusing on the ceremony for Lady Justice Macur during which a box of 'Mr Kipling’s Bakewell tarts’ was presented to the Lord Chief Justice.
Hosted by Australian National Committee for UN Women, the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and ANU Gender Institute.
Ms Mlambo-Ngcuka will discuss what UN Women is doing in the lead up to Beijing+20 and how they are working to ensure gender equality is embedded within the Post-2015 Development Framework.
The 2014 Astronomical Society of Australia Women in Astronomy Workshop will be hosted at ANU in August. All are welcome, regardless of gender, background or seniority.
This event asks how we should conceive of consent, and how we can promote healthy sexual relationships and non-violence on our campus.
Reproductive Freedom, Torture and International Human Rights: Challenging the Masculinisation of Torture
Part of the Gender Institute 2014 public lecture series 'Feminist Theory Now', co-presented with the Centre for International and Public Law
Postgraduate students and early career researchers at the ANU are invited to attend this Masterclass on feminist media analysis, which explores approaches and methods for analysing media texts and argues that such analysis is crucial for understanding politics and gendered power relations.
Professor Linda Trimble on the ways that bodies matter in politics.
The Centre for Military & Security Law and the ANU Gender Institute are pleased to co-host a Seminar featuring Lieutenant General David Morrison AO, Chief of Army, Dr Susan Harris-Rimmer, Director of Studies at the ANU Asia- Pacific College of Diplomacy and Ms Veronica Fynn, a PhD scholar at the ANU College of Law.
In this lecture Dr Harris Rimmer considers recent work exploring the potential for for alignment between the Women Peace and Security Agenda and 'R2P' around the goal of accountability for sexual violence in conflict.
In this public lecture, Professor Lisa Adkins calls for feminist theory to rethink redistributive justice in the light of material transformations to the capacities of resources, including money, to redress injustice and inequality.
The workshop brings together experts on the gender history of East Asia and will pay special attention to the intersecting influences on New Woman, Modern Girl within the region that came about through the print media, educational institutions, churches and feminist movements.
We are delighted to host former editor of Hypatia journal and US 2013 Distinguished Woman Philosopher of Year, Professor Alison Wylie, as the second speaker in our 2014 public lecture series Feminist Theory Now.
This event is an opportunity to network, celebrate women and recognise their contribution to the University.
One Billion Rising is a global campaign that invites one billion women and those who love them to demand an end to the violence. ANU supports this goal and is proud to host this panel discussion to explore solutions to the unacceptable statistics surrounding violence against women
This presentation is the outcome of an ANU Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics' Access and Equity Committee research project, funded by the ANU Gender Institute.
Karen Mumford, Professor of Economics at the University of York, will explore the relative position of women in academic economics.
This public lecture by Dr Honni van Rijswijk will consider the role of the imaginary as a mode of intervention into processes of interpellation—as the location of a practice of interruption, diagnosis and transformation of legal organisations of harm, and as a point from which to offer alternative versions of relation and responsibility.
Facilitated by Dr Honni van Rijswijk, Senior Lecturer UTS, this workshop examines strategies for writing at the intersection of feminist theory, law, literature and the humanities across all levels of postgraduate study. The workshop will be of interest to scholars working on inter-disciplinary projects that touch upon feminism, law, literature and other humanities disciplines.
Dr Charley Lineweaver is an astrobiologist interested in the origins of multicellularity, sex and death. Understanding the evolutionary origin of gender differences will give us insight into modern gender issues. Dr Lineweaver will review the various forms of genetic exchange among bacteria and
Could the research model for this ground-breaking study be extended to look at the situation of women in academia? Three authors of the report will discuss its findings and take questions.
Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena is a Sri Lankan lawyer, journalist and human rights defender who has researched extensively on issues of gender discriminatory laws, good governance and the participation of women in the island’s politics.
Looking back on RAMSI: mainstreaming women, peace and security into Australian foreign policy and practice
An event to mark the 13th anniversary of UNSCR1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
This public lecture by Indonesian expert Kamala Chandrakirana addresses the theme of women, peace and security in the Asia and Pacific, and the roles the United Nations, as well as the international community can play to ensure strong roles of women in conflict resolution and peace building.
The early career researchers’ workshop lead by Indonesian expert Kamala Chandrakirana is intended to support PhD and Masters students and ECR researchers at the ANU working on topi
The fifth seminar in the 2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series, Women in Academia, will be presented by Dr. Allison Shaw and Dr. Daniel Stanton of the Research School of Biology, ANU.
Burns surgeon and researcher Professor Fiona Wood will explore her personal and professional quest to deliver scarless healing to all burn injury survivors.
Q&A with Matilda House-Williams, Ngambri, Ngunnawal, Wiradjuri elder: ‘I’m a tough little bugger, I always have been ... and a very proud Aboriginal woman’.
Australia and the implementation of United Nations Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security
The 2013 Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security will be launched by Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash.
ANU Research Seminar by Dr Anna Boucher, University of Sydney (Department of Government and International Relations), Visiting Scholar, Research School, ANU. Drawing upon feminist economics, industrial relations and sociology, this paper develops new indicators to assess the gender awareness of a range of methods of highly skilled immigration selection including points tested models and employer-selection models across 12 countries and 39 visa classes.
Professor Margot Badran: This talk centres on the continuing 2011 Egyptian Revolution (al-thawra al-musatmira) as a new generation of women and men engage in forms of creative activism displaying at once tenacious militant activisms and stunning aesthetic politics.
The fourth in the 2013 Gender Institute Seminar Series, Women in Academia, will be presented by Dr Dirk Van Rooy, Lecturer, Research School of Psychology, ANU
Australian Inspiring Women - Geraldine Cox: ‘Wealth of a different kind’: Sunrise Children’s Villages, Cambodia
Public lecture by Geraldine Cox, A.M.
This workshop will centre around Prof. Maureen Baker's new book “Academic Careers and the Gender Gap”.
In this presentation Dr Juliette Duara discusses India’s recent equality jurisprudence as examples of doctrinal migration/ transplantation.
An opportunity for informal discussions with Maryanne Dever and Beth Beckmann, and for networking with ANU women with an interest in this topic, including past participants of the Resilience of Women Research Students program.
Seminar and Workshop: A/Prof Maryanne Dever discusses how gender differences in early career academic employment paths and research performance in Australia are shaped by graduates’ family formation and PhD experiences.
In this public lecture, award-winning author Hanifa Deen will explore the domestic and international responses to dissident Bangladeshi writer-in-exile, Taslima Nasreen.
This workshop is designed for students who would like to enhance the gender aspects of their research and writing.
This conference will provide an interdisciplinary platform for scholars and NGO representatives who work in the areas of childhood and education in South Asia.
This lecture by Purnima Mankekar, Associate Professor in Gender Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of California (UCLA) and Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore in 2013 draws on collaborative research on intersections of transnational media, erotics, and identity within Asia and across Asian diasporas.
This public lecture examines issues of the female self, language and performance in therapeutic cults in India.
In many countries, there is a gender wage gap that widens across the wage distribution. This finding - more pronounced in the private than the public sector - has been interpreted as a glass ceiling effect. What explains this effect and what policies could make a difference?
The inaugural conference of the relaunched Lilith: A Feminist History Journal will be held on Friday 10 May 2013. Keynote speaker: Professor Carolyn Steedman, University of Warwick.
Gender Institute award winners will present their research at this special seminar.
Roundtable and Discussion: Women in science - How to improve the scoring system of women’s track record “relative to opportunity”
The convenor of the roundtable, Professor Carola Vinuesa is a member of the recently created NHMRC Women in Science Working Committee, an NHMRC Elizabeth Blackburn Fellow.
In this public lecture Dr Samantha Crompvoets presents findings from a three year in depth study into the health and wellbeing of Australia's female veterans.
Violence affecting women and children in Vietnam in the comparative perspective with other ASEAN Countries
This public seminar will talk specifically on the issues of Violence affecting Women and Children in Vietnam.
A conference brought to you by the ANU Gender Institute and Vocal Majority. Keynote speakers include Anne Summers AO and Professor Hilary Charlesworth.
Workshop: The power of gender and ethnic boundaries: Examining the representation of women’s experiences of Australia in migrant narratives
A research workshop exploring the gendered dimension to migration and challenging disciplinary boundaries.
Public lecture by Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, Executive Director of FemLINKPACIFIC.
Public panel discussion and book launch.
You are invited to attend the annual ANU International Women’s Day celebration. This event is an opportunity to network, celebrate women and recognise their contribution to the U niversity.
Raewyn Connell invites people to re-think the story of feminist gains and losses in Australia over the last 40 years in terms of the making and re-making of a public realm in Australia, considered as a settler-colonial society with a trajectory through industrialisation to neo-liberal dependence.
This workshop will help to identify an action research agenda to better understand the dynamics of natural resource governance in the region, and what can be done in terms of policy to support more gender equitable outcomes.
Register your interest now for a structured and supportive week of intensive writing for ANU academic women staff. Preference is given to participants who can attend for the full week.
Building on the rich legacy of Clare Burton’s research and advocacy for women in the workforce, Jane Caro and Catherine Fox will bring their own take on the idea of “for love…”.
Professor Gita Sen combines a distinguished academic career with policy advocacy and NGO activism. She is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India, and Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Tapping the Turn is a conference on water’s social dimensions inspired by a growing interest in more effectively combining scientific research and humanities and social sciences research in water research, policy and program development.
This workshop is being held as a part of the conference.
BROADENING WOMEN AND GIRLS’ SENSE OF THE POSSIBLE! (A great chance for Gender Institute members and beyond to network, including lunch):
School of History Seminar Series: Dr Bailey will explore the extent of apprentices’ and women’s participation in early modern economic activities such as skill training, mentoring, credit agreements and buying and selling.
ECR and PhD workshop - Theorising gender and change at the levels of the social order, institutions and relationships
Professor Liz Kelly will facilitate an intensive workshop for ECRs and PhD students on theoretical frameworks that open up differing levels of gender analysis.
Conference: International and cross discipline perspectives – education about violence against women.
Meet a fabulous array of academic clinicians and academics and join ANU and international visitors for a day event focussed on violence against women, and participatory education for researchers, health workers and others working with women in violent situations.
This paper explores the character of the ethical and political obligation that Judith Butler has argued arises from the shared condition of precarious life.
Gender Institute Seminar Series with Gender Institute prize winners sharing their research on Excellence in Gender Research
On the first anniversary of the Gender Institute in March 2012 we announced the ANU student prizes for undergraduate and graduate work completed in 2011. Join our award winners’ presentation and enjoy a chance to catch-up with members of the ANU Gender Institute.
The draft program for the Sixth Centre for International and Public law, ANU College of Law, workshop Connecting Public law and International law, to be held from 6-8 August on the topic En/gendering Governance: from the Local to the Global is now available
Dr Farris, an Italian political theorist, works on gender, migration, integration and citizenship, using a sociological and political theory framework.
Meet our award winning ANU nuclear physicists Professor Mahananda Dasgupta, the inaugural Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellow, who will take us on a tour of this large facility at the Department of Nuclear Physics and tell us about her work with the accelerator.
Public Lecture by Dr Sara R. Farris: Femonationalism and Islamophobia - their political and symbolic economy
Dr Sara R. Farris is a Lecturer in Political Sociology at the European Studies Department, King’s College London, and Research Fellow at Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study (2012-2013).
The HIV pandemic has activated the global circulation of discourses on sexuality and has been a key catalyst for rethinking development in terms of human rights, gender equality, and local participation.
Professor Gilbert Herdt (San Francisco State University) is a cultural anthropologist, Professor of Human Sexuality Studies and Anthropology, Founder of the Department of Sexuality Studies at San Francisco State University, and Founder of the National Sexuality Resource Center (NSRC) in the Unite
The new novel by Alison Booth, ANU academic and author, will be launched at the National Library of Australia Bookshop. Entitled A Distant Land (youtube) Booth’s new novel is set in 1971, towards the end of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War.
This debate considers the constitution of the ideal academic in the contemporary university. Is the image of the ideal constant or has it changed to suit the prevailing mores of the 21st century? Is it still gendered or is it now imagined in neutral terms?
To mark Celebrate You Week this year, the YWCA of Canberra and ANU Gender Institute warmly invite you to the screening and panel discussion of Miss Representation. Miss Representation is a documentary film exposing how mainstream U.S.
The Gender Institute welcomes law students and others interested to a panel, 'The Relevance of Feminism for Lawyers Today '. Our four speakers will reflect on what feminism has offered them in their experience as lawyers, and what it offers for lawyers today. These speakers have all held various positions as corporate, administrative and pro bono lawyers, and some continue to maintain this experience along with their role as legal academics. Come along with your questions.
ECR and PhD Workshop
The aim of this half-day workshop is for ANU early career researchers and doctoral students to engage in a reflective dialogue about their own research projects. Lucie will provide comments on individual presentations, and lead a final discussion. Participation is open to early career researchers and doctoral students in the Colleges of Law, Asia and the Pacific, Arts and Social Sciences, Medicine, Biology and Environment.
Call for papers: ANU early career researchers and doctoral students are invited to submit abstracts for participation in a day-long workshop on Critical Approaches to Gender and Justice with Professor Sally Engle Merry.
The book is a history of the controversial feminist women's health movement and its place as part of the health reform movement that began in the 1970s. It traces the impact the movement has been able to exercise on public policy since that time. Friday 10 February, 4-6pm. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This masterclass is offered through the School of History, in association with the conference, Honour Killing Across Culture and Time (7-9 December 2011), convenened by Carolyn Strange,
Graduate Director, School of History.
Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier are the translators of the first ever unabridged English edition of Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex. After their successful tours of the US, France, the UK, Canada and Australia, the ANU Gender Institute is bringing Sheila and Constance to Canberra to talk about their translation and the relevance of The Second Sex today. This event is sponsored by the ANU Gender Institute.
The Gender Institute will host an afternoon tea, with some brief presentations, in support of the Salvation Army's Freedom Advocates project. 2.45pm for 3.00pm start.
The Development Policy Centre and the Gender Institute, ANU, invite you to hear Andrew Mason present the findings and recommendations of the World Development Report 2012 and its companion publication on East Asia and the Pacific.
Roundtable with Professor Irène Théry from EHESS France, including discussants Dr Anni Dugdale (University of Canberra) and Dr Fiona Jenkins (ANU). Do we need to give access to the right to know the donor’s identity in assisted procreation?
Prompted by the continuing underrepresentation of women throughout the academic hierarchy in Australian political science departments, this workshop will bring together women working in the Australian political science profession to identify key issues relevant to the advancement of women in the
Panel presentation, convened by Margaret Jolly (ANU)
In this Twelfth biennial Labour Conference, 15-17, September 2011, Manning Clark Centre, Australian National University there is almost an even divide between men and women as presenters and nearly a third of the papers are by and about women.
Dr Elena Azaola, CIESAS, Mexico, talks about her research among Mexican inmates investigating homicide from a gender perspective.
Join host Kim Rubenstein (ANU College of Law) and panellists Susan Harris Rimmer (ANU Centre for International Governance Justice), Simon Rice (ANU Law Reform and Social Justice Program) and Meghan Cooper (Australian National Committee for UN Women) to discuss UN Women's first major report 'Progr