About Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter

A/Prof. Bronwyn Winter’s research interests include: transnational studies and transnational feminism (including women in the Muslim world and diaspora; post-9/11 militarisation and globalisation; women’s human rights; transnational social movements); women and politics; French and Francophone societies, politics, and cultures; postcolonial studies; the Philippines; global lesbian and gay politics and human rights; comparative cultural studies.

A/Prof. Winter has been teaching at the University of Sydney since 1989. She is currently located within the European Studies Program in the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. She also teaches in the core program of the Bachelor of International and Global Studies and in the International and Comparative Literary Studies program. She holds a double Licence (=BA) in General and Comparative Literature and English and a Maîtrise in Applied English Linguistics from the Université de Paris III (1983, 1984), and a PhD in the area of social and political sciences from the University of Sydney (1995). Dr Winter’s experience working in other fields, including the entertainment industry and the women’s, LGBT and trade union movements, continues to inform her academic work, and she is strongly committed to maintaining links between the world of research and the world outside academe. She has been involved in social movements in Australia, France, the UK and transnationally, and continues to work closely with grassroots movements in her research. As for A/Prof. Winter’s other passions: she is a former professional dancer and actor and her current big passion is Argentine tango! She has also been part of the Perverse Poets group associated with the Sydney Mardi Gras. The key to good research and teaching? Curiosity, creativity and critical thinking!

Major projects: A/Prof. Winter has recently completed a sole-authored book following up on her very successful co-edited anthology September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives. The new book, titled 9/11 Emergency: Has September 11, 2001 Changed the World for Women? considers how "9/11" has become a framing discourse and examines some of the new political and practical dilemmas with which feminists working transnationally are faced. In particular, it looks at what happens when globalisation, militarisation, religious revivalism, sexual violence and women's rights intersect-and interact. A/Prof. Winter is now working on LGBTI human rights and lesbian and gay political asylum. Among other articles, she is contributing two chapters to a new reference anthology Worldwide Perspectives on Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals: Culture, History and Law. which will be published in 2016.
Other projects:
• Contributing editor, Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).
• Co-editor (with Dr Lucia Sorbera of the Dept of Arabic and Islamic Studies), of a special issue of the journal Global Discourse on the concept of "Legitmacy".

Research interests:
• Women's Studies
• Lesbian and Gay Studies
• European Studies
• Transnational Studies
• Political Science and International Relations
• French and North African Studies
• Postcolonial Studies
• The Philippines
• Comparative Cultural Studies

Selected publications

[Article] 2015. ‘The "L" in the LGBTI "alphabet soup": issues faced by lesbian asylum seekers and other non-Western lesbian exiles in France.' Contemporary French Civilization 40(2) (special issue on immigration).
[Article] 2014a. ‘The ties that bind us: the hidden tangles of gay marriage'. Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies 11(1): special issue on ‘Stigma'.
[Article] 2014b. ‘Jews for peace, "version lite"? JCall between right and left.' Special issue of Modern and Contemporary France on French reactions to the Middle East, ed. Keith Reader.
[Book chapter] 2013a. ‘Secularism and religious freedom: challenging the "postsecular".' In Muslim Secular Democracy: Voices from Within, ed. Lily Rahim, pp. 141-164. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
[Book chapter] 2013b. ‘Politicising the personal: questioning the public/private divide.' In A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age, ed. Liz Conor (Vol. 6 of A Cultural History of Women, ed. L. Kalof), pp. 97-118. London: Bloomsbury.
[Book chapter] 2012a. ‘Lily pads and leisure meccas: The gendered political economy of post-base and post-911 Philippines.' In Gender, power and military occupations in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East since 1945, ed. C. de Matos and R. Ward, pp. 79-97. London: Routledge.
[Book chapter] 2012b. ‘International vs Transnational? The politics of prefixes in feminist international relations.' In Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: International Law, Local Responses, ed. T. St Germain & S. Dewey, pp. 15-32. West Hartford, CT: Kumarian Press.
[Article] 2011a. ‘Guns, money and justice: the 2005 Subic rape case.' International Feminist Journal of Politics 13(3): 371-389.
[Article] 2011b. ‘Défauts et indignités : burqa et politique en France.' Actes de l'histoire de l'immigration, Vol. 10: ‘Politique et administration du genre migrant': 169-186.
[Article] 2010. ‘Women and the "Turkish paradox": what the headscarf is covering up.' Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) double issue 2009/10: 216-39.
[Book] 2008. Hijab and the Republic: Uncovering the French Headscarves Debate. Sycracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.