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.

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.

2018 Seminar Series convenor:
Natalya Lusty

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Semester 1 2018 - Seminar Series


Friday 9th March: Bodies and Memories
Margrit Shildrick (Stockholm and Visiting Fellow, ANU)
Destabalising the Embodied Self: Bodily Difference, Prostheses, and the Posthuman

Jessica Robyn Cadwallader (Independent Scholar)
Remembering Rape: Therapeutic Forgetting and the Complicities of Law and Medicine

Friday 23rd March: Vulnerable Storytelling
Queering Cancer Beyond the Life/Death Hierarchy (joint paper)
Nina Lykke (Linkoping)
Camila Marambio (PhD Candidate, Monash)

Friday 13th April: Material Aesthetics
Jill Bennett (UNSW Art & Design)
The Art of Neurodiversifying

Anna Gibbs (WSU)
From Site to Situation: Writing as Material Thinking

Friday 27th April: Commodified Bodies and Postwar Economic Development
Elizabeth Manley (Xavier, University of Louisiana)
The Creation of Consumable Others in Caribbean Tourism Development, 1950s - 1970s

Thomas Adams (Sydney)
Sexualities, Identities and Commodities in the Postwar U.S. Service Workplace

Friday 11th May: Habit
Gay Hawkins (Institute of Society and Culture, UWS)
Infrastructures of Habit: Governing Litter

Tony Bennett (Institute of Society and Culture, UWS)
Habit, the (In)attentive Body and the Governance of Conduct

Friday 25th May: Politicizing the Child
kylie valentine (UNSW)
The Child as a Liberal Figuration, or, the Political Ecology of Families

Sonja van Wichelen (Sydney)
Legitimating Life: Adoption in the Age of Globalization and Biotechnology

Friday 8th June: Visiting Scholar Presentation
Lisa Slater (UOW, Visiting Scholar, Sydney)
Desiring Belonging: White Anxiety, Anti-colonial Spatiality and Margaret Somerville's Body/Landscape Journals

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