Department of Gender and Cultural Studies
Welcome to the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies home page! The Department is part of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Here you can find out all about our teaching and research and also get in touch with staff and postgraduate researchers.
Undergraduate and Honours
The Department offers two distinct undergraduate majors – one in Cultural Studies and one in Gender Studies - that can be taken within your Bachelor of Arts degree. You can also do one or more subjects offered by our department to enrich another major.
For potential students who already have an undergraduate degree (or equivalent), we also offer Honours programs in Cultural Studies and Gender Studies and a joint Honours program.
The Department offers a one year Master of Cultural Studies program, which can also be taken part time. The MCS offers specialisations in: cultural studies in gender; media, culture and society; culture, diversity and difference; and cultural debates. Within that program you can also choose from two shorter courses – the Graduate Diploma and the Graduate Certificate. We offer flexible class times and dedicated support and mentoring, especially for returning and international students.
Our staff have an outstanding research record spanning a range of fields in Gender Studies and Cultural Studies. Go to the staff links to find out more about our research projects and publications, or to contact a staff member. We're particularly proud of the postgraduate research culture in the Department - please check our postgraduate pages for more information.
Led by Dr. Jennifer Germon, the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies at the University of Sydney has been actively involved in the The Mount Druitt University Hub (MDUH) project through the participation of lecturers and postgraduates in the Mount Druitt Visiting Scholars program, the facilitation of research workshops for senior high school students and a social inclusion internship placement for Masters degree students at the MDUH.
Fiona Probyn-Rapsey (Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, and Network leader of HARN: Human Animal Research Network) has been awarded a 2014 ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies Summer Fellowship at Wesleyan University, Connecticut, for scholars pursuing work in Human Animal Studies.
Associate Professor Kane Race was the invited Keynote Speaker at two international conferences.
Tara Moss, PhD Candidate in the department, has launched her new book The Fictional Woman, out May 22 with HarperCollins Australia.
Robyn Ferrell, an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies, regularly posts to her blog Feral Philosophy.
Dr Grieves comments on "Rise of Aboriginal PhDs heralds a change in culture" in SMH, 17 March 2014
Research Seminar Series 2014 - 14 March 2014 to 7 November 2014
Dr Prudence Black as Associate Producer for ABC RN program on Hindsight - 1 April 2014 to 30 April 2014
Book Launch: Tess Lea's new book Darwin - 9 May 2014