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From the AWGSA Executive
We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the Queer Legacies, New Solidarities AWGSA Biannual Conference in November. Our sincere thanks to the Deakin Organising Committee who are creating a fantastic event and opportunity for feminist scholarship. Of particular note is the terrific program that is emerging and their attention to making this a conference where costs are kept very low, so important for supporting participation. 
  • The AGM of AWGSA occurs at the Conference and the Executive positions are open. I encourage all of you to consider joining the Executive: position details can be found here. It is a great opportunity to contribute to feminist work around Australia. We can recommend it!
  • For the Conference, the Executive is offering scholarships of $500 and registration to two postgraduate students to support their attendance. To apply for this, you will need to send a brief statement of application to by 15 September 2018. Recipients will be notified by 1 October 2018.  

Belford, N., & Lahiri-Roy, R. (2018). 'Negotiated voices: Reflections on educational experiences and identity by two transnational migrant women'Women's Studies International Forum, 70: 24-31.
Free access till 14 September 2018

Nash, M., & Moore, R. (2018). ‘An evaluation of a leadership development programme for women in STEMM in Antarctica’, The Polar Journal, 8(1): 110-125. 
DOI: 10.1080/2154896X.2018.1468629

Nash, M., & Moore, R. (2018). ‘I was completely oblivious to gender’: an exploration of how women in STEMM navigate leadership in a neoliberal, post-feminist context’Journal of Gender Studies. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2018.1504758

Nurka, C. (2018). Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery: Deviance, Desire and the Pursuit of Perfection. Palgrave Macmillan.

Toffoletti, K, Thorpe, H., & Francombe-Webb, J. (Eds.).  (2018). New Sporting Femininities: Embodied Politics in Postfeminist Times. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan. Free access to chapter 1 “Femininities, Sport and Physical Culture in Postfeminist, Neoliberal Times” during August.

Book Chapters
Marks, S. (2018). 'Bros Before Hoes’: Violence against women in the name of ‘bromosociality’. In Bonds of Brotherhood in Sons of Anarchy: Essays on Masculinity in the FX Series, eds. Susan Fanetti, 9-23. Jefferson: McFarland.


Roberts, Steven, Elliott, Karla & Maloney, Marcus (2018), ''Battleground: masculinity' - The importance of highlighting men's contestations of manliness', Discover Society. 

Research Reports 
Fitz-Gibbon, K., Elliott, K. and Maher, J. (2018) Investigating Adolescent Family Violence in Victoria: Understanding Experiences and Practitioner Perspectives. Monash Gender and Family Violence Research Program, Faculty of Arts, Monash University


Sport, Culture and Gender: Where Are We Now? 8 November 2018, Western Sydney University, Parramatta City Campus.
Abstract submission deadline: September 3. Contact Dr Jennifer Cheng for more information or Dr Cemen Polat to submit a 200 word abstract and 150 word bio note.

Call for Submissions: The Rise of the Far-Right: Technologies of Recruitment & Mobilization. 

This call for submissions invites scholars to contribute a chapter to an edited book. This edited collection brings together research that describes what factors lie behind this rise in the far-right, giving attention to how these groups recruit new members and mobilise action, and their use and involvement with media technologies. The chapters should identify pathways that lead from recruitment to mobilisation. 

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 100 word biographical statement (including institutional affiliation) by November 15th, 2018. To submit, or for more information, please contact: Melody Devries, Judith Bessant, or Rob Watts.


CERN Methodology Masterclass for postgraduates, University of Wollongong, 28 August 2018 9:30-12:30. RSVP to Sharon Quah with any dietary requirements.

Neoliberal nudity: gendered body practices in public/private times, CSRH Seminar Series: Prof Virginia Braun. 
5 September 2018, 4-5 pm at UNSW Sydney

Deakin University’s ‘First Fridays’ seminar series,  Masculinity, Disability and Sexual Publics: Anna Hickey-Moody (RMIT). 7 September 2018, 6- pm at Deakin Downtown

“Diversity within Diversity: The Lost Voices”  Lecture by Professor Saba Bebawi. 11 September 2018, 5.30-8 pm at UTS Building 10, Level 14, 235 Jones Street, Ultimo, NSW.

Why are Australian Men so prone to loneliness? And what we are going to do about it?, Panel discussion with Professor Adrian Franklin (UniSA); Dr Katrina Jaworski (UniSA); Professor Bruce Tranter (UTAS). Moderated by Professor Peter Beilharz. 12 September 2018, 6-8 pm at Bradley Forum, UniSA City West

Gender, identity and why words matter, conversation with young Melbourne activist and author Nevo Zisin, with Dr Son Vivienne, as they discuss gender, identity, relationships and finding a sense of place. 12 September 2018, 5.30-7 pm at Dechaineux Theatre, University of Tasmania.

DECOLONISING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? Presented by Professor Genevieve Bell. 12 September 2018,12-2pm at Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building
UNSW – Kensington Campus. RSVP by 7 September.

DECOLONISING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE? Presented by Professor Genevieve Bell. 14 September 2018,12-2pm at University of Adelaide – Ingkarni Wardli Conference Room
Level 7 (Room 715), Ingkarni Wardli Building. RSVP by 10 September.

The fifth annual South Australian Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Gender, Sex, and Sexualities Conference will be held in Adelaide, South Australia on September 19-20 2018 at the University of Adelaide.


Women in Academia 2019 24-hour global virtual exchange and conference, expressions of interest for organising committee. Contact Ali Black for details.

There are several scholarships available for those presenting at TASA 2018. These close today, 24 August 2018. 

The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) is offering the John Legge Prize with a value of $2000, to the best thesis in Asian Studies conferred by an Australian university in 2017. The thesis must deal wholly with a country or countries of Asia or with Australia’s relationship with Asia and be in humanities or social sciences disciplines, broadly defined. Closes 31 August 2018.

2018 E-International Relations Article Award in association with Routledge, Hurst, Zed and I.B. Tauris. For PhD / doctoral students and early career academics to prepare short papers outlining novel, or under appreciated, ideas that will contribute to a better understanding of international relations. The award welcomes papers on the widest range of topics imaginable, so long as they connect their subject matter to at least one of the bigger global or regional issues/debates – ideally with the aim of sparking debate that will contribute towards real-world outcomes. Papers must be received by 10 September 2018.


PhD at the Department of Sociology and Political Science, Norwegian University of Science & Technology.
Closing: 31 August 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Law, Gender, and Health, University of Michigan, Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG).
Closing: 17 September 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociology, Norwegian University of Science & Technology.
Closing: 1 October 2018

2x PhD scholarships for THRI: Out with Cancer: LGBTI Experiences of Cancer Survivorship and Care, University of Western Sydney.
Closing: 31 October 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow in Liberal Arts, SUSTech Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Southern University of Science and Technology, China. 
Closing: 25  February 2019


Lectureship, Cultural Studies or Cultural Sociology (Education), School of Arts & Social Sciences, City, University of London
Closing: Today, 24 August 2018

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, School of Communication, Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology.
Closing: 26 August 2018

Research Associate | Research Fellow (Social Science), Centre for eResearch and Digital Innovation, Creative Industries Faculty, Federation University, Mt Helen Campus.
Closing: 26 August 2018

Associate Professor, Indigenous Histories Of Australia And/Or Asia Pacific, La Trobe University.
Closing: 30 August 2018

Professor Of History, La Trobe University.
Closing: 16 September 2018 

Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer/ Reader/ Professor of Inequalities, in the disciplines of Sociology, Social Work or Media and Cultural Studies,  Lancaster University.
Closing: 30 September 2018 

Instructor, Sociology, Colorado State University
Closing: 31 December 2018
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The AWGSA PhD Award 
The AWGSA PhD Award was established to promote and advance feminist scholarship in Australia by recognising emerging research in the fields of Women’s and Gender Studies and related disciplines.  The award is made to the most outstanding doctoral thesis completed at an Australian university that clearly and extensively engages with feminist paradigms. 
Nominations for the 2018 Award for doctorates awarded in 2016 or 2017 are now open. Applications close on 1 November 2017. 

Visit our Members' Recently Completed PhDs page

The AWGSA 2018 Conference will be held at Deakin University 
 20-23 November. The Australian Gay and Lesbian Archives will be holding their 40th anniversary at the same time. More news to come


Sinclair, A. 2017. “It's a real negotiation within yourself”: Women's stories of challenging heteronormativity within the habitusWomen’s Studies International Forum. 64:1-9


2018 Annual American Men's Studies Conference:  Bodies, Sexualities, Masculinities. March 22-25th 2018. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MI. Abstracts due October 15th 2015.

Feminism And Motherhood In The 21st Century
Closing November 1, 2017 contact:
Corporate Responsibility Stream: Gender, Work and Organisation conference
Sydney, Australia, 13-16 June, 2018
Abstracts due 1 November 2017

"OpenScience: Assumptions and Translation of Work and Family Research". Work and Family Researchers Network Conference. Washington DC, June 21-23, 2018.
Submissions due November 1 2017.

Motherhood, Mobility, Migration” National University of Ireland Maynooth University  14-15 June 2018.

Undisciplining: Conversations from the Edges
Sociological Review, Gateshead UK, June 2018
Closing date 27 November 2017

Deakin Women in Sport and Exercise Seminar - Fitness, Fitbits and Feelings: making sense of personalized health data in physical activity and sports settings
18 October 2017, 3.30-5.30, Deakin University, Melbourne.
Australian Association of Family Therapy annual conference: Family therapy and social justice - collapsing the divisions of inequality 19-20 October 2017,  Adelaide SA

Reproduction and family planning in Australia Symposium
ANU, Canberra, 21 November, 2017

Sport Management Association of Australia & New Zealand Conference
29 November - 1 December 2017, Gold Coast QLD

Global Status of Women and Girls: Women, Social Change and Activism Then and Now 
22-24 March 2018, Christopher Newport University, United States of America


Dr Andrea Waling of ARCSHS, La Trobe University, along with her colleague Dr James Roffee at Monash University, have been named finalists for the GLOBE Community 2017 awards in the ‘Protecting our Community’ category for their work on LGBTI experiences in tertiary education. 


Senior Research Officer (Research Program) - ANROWS

Applications close: 15 October 2017

Associate Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology
Applications close: 22 October 2017

PhD opportunity in the Monash Gender & Family Violence Program Contact: Jude.mcculloch@monash.ed

Assistant Professor, Transnational Gender and Sexuality Studies
Trinity College, Connecticut, United States
Applications close: 16 October 2017

Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarship
at University of Technology Sydney
Applications close: 31 October 2017 (Domestic applications)

2 x PhD Scholarships - Unison Housing Research and RMIT collaboration
Melbourne, Australia
Applications close: 31 October 2017

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