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‘First Fridays’ Seminar Series

Next Seminar: 7 Decemeber – “A White Possesive Aesthetic: gendered representations of Indigeneity in the work of Brownie Downing” – A seminar by Aileen Moreton-Robinson

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.


TASA 2018: Precarity, Rights and Resistance

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.


TASA 2018: Queer Drinks

Nevermind Bar, Hawthorn  – November 20, 2018

Queer drinks is a time for LGBTIQ folks and their allies to get together informally to talk about shared research and activism. It is also an opportunity to socialise and get to know one another. Julie Peters will will be launching her book, A Feminist Post-transsexual Autoethnography Challenging Normative Gender Coercion. The cost is $15pp and includes nibbles and one drink on arrival. Email Jessica Moebus to purchase a ticket:


AWGSA: Queer Legacies, New Solidarities

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.