Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2014 Archive

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Sydney Ideas


5 September 2014

In this anti-inaugural lecture, University Chair, Sydney School of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, Raewyn Connell will explore the classic problem of the relationship between intellectuals and power. She will discuss the changing shape of knowledge systems and professional work, explore the tensions in the contemporary knowledge industry, and propose democratic agendas for intellectual workers. All in 40 minutes!

Professor Raewyn Connell, BA (Melb), PhD (Syd), holds a University Chair in the University of Sydney. She has previously held posts at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Macquarie University in Sydney, and Flinders University in Adelaide. She has held visiting posts at the University of Toronto, Harvard University, and Ruhr-Universität Bochum.

Raewyn is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a recipient of the American Sociological Association's award for distinguished contribution to the study of sex and gender, and of the Australian Sociological Association's award for distinguished service to sociology in Australia. Raewyn's teaching fields have included general sociology, social theory, sociology of education, gender relations, sexuality, and research methods.

Raewyn's work is widely cited in social science and humanities publications internationally. Four of her books were listed among the 10 most influential books in Australian sociology. She is frequently invited to give keynote addresses at conferences and seminars, including events in Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Senegal and Britain.

Last lecture

The "last lecture" is a tradition that invites a retiring professor to present a lecture on a topic of their choosing, and open it to the general public as well as the scholarly community. We are delighted distinguished academic Professor Raewyn Connell has accepted an invitation to deliver the first lecture in this series at the University of Sydney. All are welcome to attend.

Event details

  • When: 5–6.30pm
  • Where: The Great Hall
    The Quadrangle
    The University of Sydney
    Venue map
  • Cost: Free and open to all with online registration requested.
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  • Contact: Sydney Ideas
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Sydney Ideas - The Knowledge Industry and Counter-power: subversive futures for intellectual workers in neoliberal Australia

Where The Great Hall
The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney
Venure map

5 September 2014

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