Research Seminar Series

The Department of Gender and Cultural Studies hosts a lively departmental research seminar series. Participants include staff, associates and postgraduate students from the department, as well as presenters from other University of Sydney departments and from outside, both nationally and internationally.


2015 Seminars are held in The Refectory, in the Main Quadrangle (the building with the clocktower at the top of University Drive, off Parramatta Rd). You can find The Refectory downstairs from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences office.

Friday afternoon, 2pm-4pm. Please join us after the seminar for drinks at the Holme Courtyard Bar

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Seminar Series convenors: Natalya Lusty and Anthea Taylor
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Semester 1 2015

March 13 - Terrorism/ Terror
Amanda Third (UWS)
Gilbert Caluya (UniSA)

March 27 – Gendered Imaginaries in the BioSciences
Jennifer Germon (Sydney)
Tereza Hendl (Maquarie)

April 24 – Photography
Donna West Brett (Sydney)
Helen Grace (Sydney)

May 8 – Visiting Scholars
Maja Rudloff (Roskilde University),“Gender stereotyping in Danish TV commercials and the interpretation of commercial freedom of speech versus gender equality”

Helena Tolvhed (Stockholm University), “From People’s Health to ‘Healthism’? New Femininities and Masculinities in Health and Fitness in Sweden from 1970”

Christina Holmes (DePauw University),“Ecofeminist insights into Chicana Feminist Aesthetics”

May 22 – Queer Publics/Queer Intimacies
Damon Young (Berkeley)
Scott McKinnon (UWS)

June 5 – Sustainability and Everyday Life
Tania Lewis (RMIT)
David Schlosberg (Sydney)

Semester 2 2015

August 7 – Cities
Donald McNeil (UWS)
Sarah Barns (UWS) TBC

August 21 – Media Anthropology
Anna Petierra (UWS)
Wanning Sun (UTS)

September 4 – Feminist Philosophy
Robyn Ferrell (Sydney)
Fiona Jenkins (ANU)

September 18 – Visiting Scholars
Neville Hoad (UTexas)
Jacqueline Sanchez Taylor (Leicester)

October 9 – (Post)Feminism and Popular Culture
Imelda Whelehan (UTas)
Margaret Henderson (UQ)

October 23 – Fashion
Stella North (Sydney)
Alison Gill (UWS)