Next Seminar: June 1, 2018.
Deakin’s Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) Research Network is a space that fosters scholarly, collegial and community-connected explorations of questions linked to the significance of sex, gender and sexuality in contemporary and historical cultures. On the First Friday of the month, they run a monthly public seminar. The GSS seminar is held from 4-5pm at Deakin Downtown (727 Collins Street, Melbourne), followed by drinks.
June 13th, UNSW Sydney
Drag kings – performance artists (usually female but also other gender diverse individuals) who consciously perform masculinity as live entertainment – became a beloved feature of Sydney’s lesbian social circuit for over a decade, particularly at The Sly Fox Hotel. The end of these performances in September 2012 represented the death of a pivotal social scene, aligned with the contemporaneous decline of iconic lesbian bars the world over. In this seminar, Dr Kerryn Drysdale will be reflect on her doctoral research which explored the conditions of precarity which have characterised the local urban night-time economy for same-sex attracted women. Expressions of loss articulated by lesbian and queer women at the time of the scene’s demise reveal complex relationships between ‘queer identity’, ‘lesbian space’ and the perception of an ever-present threat of the ‘straight white man’ on the durability of lesbian social scenes.
Toronto, Canada – July 15-21, 2018
This XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology will focus on how scholars, public intellectuals, policy makers, journalists and activists from diverse fields can and do contribute to our understanding of power, violence and justice.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – August 13, 2018
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – November 19-22, 2018
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Arts and Education, The Alfred Deakin Institute of Citizenship and Globalisation at Deakin University invite you to the 2018 TASA Conference at our Burwood Campus in Melbourne.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – November 22-24, 2018
This conference will focus on queer and gendered legacies and how we work with such legacies to build future worlds and solidarities. Supported by Deakin Gender and Sexuality Studies, the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives.