Submissions for the next e-list need to be submitted to by: 1 May 2019

Sultan, Aisha J. M. 2019. "When Fieldwork Breaks Your Heart." AnthroPod, Fieldsights, February 14.


Geographies of Violence Against Women, Journal of Gender Based Violence Special Issue 2020. Closing 30 April.
This Special Issue, co-edited by Dr Hannah Bows (Durham University) and Dr Bianca Fileborn (University of Melbourne), aims to provide a multi-disciplinary examination the current state of research, policy and practice in relation to geographies, space and gender-based violence and to consider the implications and potential further developments in relation to these areas. Abstract proposals not exceeding 500 words in length should be sent to Dr Hannah Bows,  

Digital Intimacies 5.0: Structures, Cultures, Power 9-11 December, 2019 - Melbourne Closing: 6 June

CSAA Conference 2019: Cultural Transformations
University of Queensland, Dec 4 - 6, 2019 Closing 30 April, 2019

Rethinking Critical Femininities: Feeling, Feminist Practice, and Beyond - 13 September 2019 - University of Melbourne. Closing 15 May.

Australian Women's History Network's 2019 Symposium: The Female Frame: Biopolitics and Wellbeing in Australian and Global Perspective, Oct 2 2019 Closing June 1 2019. 

Sixth Annual SA Gender, Sex and Sexualities Postgraduate and ECR Conference, University of Adelaide, Oct 20 2019, Closing 3 June. 


Capitalism in Australia Winter School 15-17 July. The Winter School is targeted at Honours and early-stage HDR students interested in the history of capitalism and new economic thinking. It will be convened by Dr Ben Huf (Sydney) and Dr Anne Rees (La Trobe) at the University of Sydney on 15-17 July 2019. We are especially keen to include participants underrepresented in economic history, such as women, LGBTIQ people and people of colour. 

Applications close on Friday 26 April 2019. Subject to participant numbers, we aim to provide financial assistance to successful applicants travelling from elsewhere in Australia. Full details are available here:

Social Sciences Week  9-15 September. The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) has invited AWGSA to partner in Social Sciences Week. Social Sciences Week aims to:
  • Encourage, support and create the opportunity for social science researchers (from early career to senior scholars) to engage with non-academic audiences.
  • Show-case the diversity and relevance of social science research.
  • Further the reach of cutting-edge social science research.
  • Promote and increase awareness of social sciences research and the contribution they make to the wellbeing, cohesion and success of society.

Any event held during Social Sciences Week that fits broadly with the above aims can be part of the program as long as the activity is primarily public facing.  By scheduling them during Social Sciences week and co-badging them in this way, it will be possible to reach a wider audience and highlight the value of the social sciences to a greater extent than can occur with stand-alone events. If you are planning to apply for AWGSA funding to run an event, please consider Social Sciences Week as a possible time to do so.


Ann Curthoys Prize
The Ann Curthoys Prize is awarded for the best unpublished article-length work by an Early Career Researcher (within 5 years of PhD graduation) in any one or combination of the following fields in which Ann published: 

  • Australian history
  • feminist history
  • Indigenous history
  • transnational/comparative/colonial history
  • history and theory
The Prize honours the varied work and dedicated service to the historical profession of Professor Ann Curthoys; it is generously funded by Ann and Macquarie University, where Ann completed her PhD.

The inaugural Ann Curthoys Prize will be awarded in July 2019. Applications are now open and close on June 7, 2019.
For further information, and to apply, visit:


Gender Diversity in Music and Art, University of Western Australia. 16-19 July


Gender-based violence in inpatient mental health units, Social Global Studies Centre, RMIT University. Women aged 18 and over who have experienced gender-based violence while staying in a mental health inpatient unit in Victoria in the past five years are being sought for interviews.


Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies (Unfunded), 2019-2020, York University, Canada, Closing 1 May

The Sexuality Studies Program is pleased to announce a Visiting Scholar position in partnership with the Centre for Feminist Research (CFR) at York University for the 2019-2020 academic year. We invite applicants who will have acquired a doctorate in sexuality studies and/or transgender studies by September 2019 to submit their applications. Junior and senior scholars are both welcome to apply. The Visiting Scholar position is intended to provide an institutional base for junior scholars doing postdoctoral research, along with senior scholars on sabbatical or research leave. The CFR will offer a shared work space, a library card, limited administrative support, an opportunity to present your research in the Program and in undergraduate and graduate classrooms, and contact with other scholars within York University doing sexuality studies and in the Centre for Feminist Research. Unfortunately, we do not have funds for a stipend or honorarium. Visiting scholars will be expected to present their research at a seminar or public lecture organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR, and to actively participate in activities organized by the Sexuality Studies Program and the CFR.

Please send a 2-3 page proposal outlining the research project you plan to undertake while in residence at York University, two recent publications, an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of two references.

Applications should be sent electronically to:
The Sexuality Studies Program Coordinator
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
York University


PhD Scholarship attached to ARC Discovery Project. 'Tech, sex and intimacy: a survey to understand the role of new technologies in Australian’s sexual and intimate lives.'  La Trobe University. Contact Dr Jennifer Power at (Still accepting applications past March 29th). 

PhD Scholarship attached to DECRA project. 'Understanding ecological sensibilities in recreational lifestyle sport’, University of Queensland. Contact Dr Rebecca Olive at

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, University of Queensland, Closing 19 April

Chair in Sociology, University of Sheffield Closing 22 April

Associate Professor in Digital Humanities, University of New England, Closing 22 April

Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths University of London Closing 24 April.

Associate Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, School of Social Sciences and Psychology Closing 25 April. 

Research Officer (Knowledge translation), Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University, Closing 28 April

Research Officer/Level A Postdoc (Qualitative Methods), ARC Discovery "The Technological Transformation of Sex: Improving Australia's Response." Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University Closing 28 April 

Teaching and Research Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Indigenous Futures, La Trobe University, Closing 28 April

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Criminology , Victoria University, Closing April 30. 

Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory, Oxford University Closing 1 May

Lecturer in Cultural Studies, Melbourne University, Closing 1 May

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland Closing 1 May

Lecturer Level B Women’s Studies, Flinders University, Closing 13 May. 

Senior Research Fellow (Level C)  Sociology/Women’s Studies, Flinders University, Closing 13 May.

Associate Professor in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology, Oxford University Closing 15 May.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Media and Communication Studies, Curtin University Malaysia Closing 18 May.

Research Fellow in Gender, Peace & Security, Monash University, Closing 20 May. 

AWGSA Member Profile - Dr Kythera Watson-Bonnice

Sociology Lecturer at Swinburne University
AWGSA ECR Representative
TASA Genders and Sexualities Thematic Group Convenor

About Me:
I set up an Instagram account to ‘bond’ with my kids over our Border Collie puppy, but now I am the only one who posts to it and I have had to make room in my closet for all of the puppy clothes.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be? 
To be able to ‘will’ things to become instantly clean.
Favourite food?
All things Mexican. Luckily it is also my daughter’s favourite, so we make Mexican meals a lot in our house.
What do you think is an important feminist issue in Australia at the moment?
There are so many, but equal pay for equal work (still) and gender inequality in unpaid labour. And that my daughter feels unsafe being a girl in public sometimes.
Why are you a member of AWGSA?
Because of all of the wonderful feminists/researchers, the support and the amazing conferences.
Who are your academic/feminist heroes?
So many, but Judith Butler is towards the top of the list. However, I have to say that my PhD supervisors, Karen Farquharson, Paula Geldens and Lucy Nicholas, were/are incredible women who continue to inspire me, each in their very own ways.
Where would you like to live?
West Melbourne, where I currently live! I am blocks from one of the best markets in Melbourne, walking distance to so many great cultural experiences, my kids go to some of the best public schools in the state, and I can see the Melbourne Star and the NTE fireworks from my porch. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
What do you appreciate most about your friends?
Their absurd senses of humour, intelligence, unconditional acceptance and pod-cast recommendations.
Favourite book: 
The Handmaid’s Tale – I liked it before it was cool to like it. I read it when I was 13 and it changed me.
A goal:
To one day have all of my laundry done and put away in the drawers. I will probably need superpowers for this one.



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