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In Australia's leading program for gender studies and cultural studies, we explore how these two broad areas help us to understand contemporary lives, including what it means to live in the time of the internet, of the Anthropocene, of modernity, and the relations between gender and contemporary social institutions and experiences.
Our department is home to highly regarded national and international scholars, including members of leading academic communities such as the Academy of the Humanities and the Academy of the Social Sciences.
Cultural Studies is concerned with how we understand ourselves, others and our place in the world. Learn about the forms and meanings of everyday life, focusing on questions of identity, meaning, representation, policy formations and power.
Diversity Studies offers you an applied understanding of cultural diversity in its many forms. Learn about the experiences of various groups of people, including Indigenous peoples, migrants, people of colour, women, and those of non-normative sexualities or identities.
Gender Studies allows you to explore how sex and gender are understood and lived. It provides an important framework for considering wide-ranging social issues, including marriage equality, new forms of intimacy, gendered forms of labour, violence, race and representational practices.
The department’s varied research interests include:
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We host a lively departmental research seminar series during semester. Participants include staff, associates and postgraduate students from the department, presenters from other University of Sydney and other institutions, both in Australia and overseas.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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