Semester One 2010
Winner: Louisa Smith
Paper title: Rupturing constructions of the mother: Tools of mothers in trades
Louisa Smith is a PhD candidate researching women in the male dominated industries of manual trades and IT. Louisa’s research areas include gender at work, embodiment, changing labour processes and life history research.
Before beginning her PhD research, Louisa taught secondary school English. While doing her PhD Louisa has lectured and tutored in undergraduate sociology and education. In the last year, while trying to complete her research, Louisa has helped establish and run a community food co-operative which helps educate and promote sustainable food in the Illawarra. Her supervisor is Professor Raewyn Connell.