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‘First Fridays’ Seminar Series

Next Seminar: 3 August – “Historical Perspectives on Queer Visibility and National Belonging in Indonesia”

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.


Doing Gender: Relationships, Emotions and Spaces of Learning

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia – August 13, 2018

Deakin’s strategic research centre in education, Research for Education Impact (REDI), will be running a one-day symposium on emotions, gender and schooling.Speakers and discussants include Jill Blackmore, Penny Jane Burke, Ian Davis, Julie McLeod, Christopher Hickey, Jane Kenway, Laura Scholes, Dorte Marie Sondergaard, Claire Charles, Amanda Mooney and Leanne Higham. Convened by Amanda Keddie (Deakin University) and Garth Stahl (University of South Australia), this one-day symposium is focused on discussing previous and current research on emotions and gender, which informs our thinking about young people’s experiences with learning today.


Social Sciences Week: Gender, identity and why words matter 

Dechaineux Theatre, Hobart, Tasmania – September 12, 2018

Join young Melbourne activist and author Nevo Zisin as they discuss gender, identity, relationships and finding a sense of place. Nevo will be in conversation with researcher/writer/film maker Dr Son Vivienne from RMIT’s Creative Agency and Digital Ethnography Research Centre. This event is hosted by the Institute for the Study of Social Change and Working It Out as part of Social Sciences Week (SSW),which is an initiative of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA).


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.


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.