Feminist Research Network Roundtable on Contemporary Feminisms

Please join us for an exciting postgraduate and ECR-led event on contemporary feminisms:

FRN Upcoming Event on Contemporary Feminisms

“Doing feminisms” roundtable

Feminism is a term both feared and revered. Contemporary feminisms make bold and rebellious statements, as well as operate as commodified forms of empowerment. Subsequently, significant debates have emerged around which feminism is best and how we should theorise and practice feminisms. To address the eagerness for greater discussion and practical advice about feminisms and feminist activisms, we invite undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and members of the community to join us, including self-identified feminists and those who wish to learn more about feminisms. The panel includes feminists within and beyond the academy to consider the questions, “how should we do feminisms in the contemporary moment?” and “how can we practice feminism, and do feminist activism, in our everyday lives?” To allow for open discussion, this event will be equally split between panellist speakers and Q&A.

Panellists: Dr. Bianca Fileborn (University of Melbourne), Dr. Ika Willis (UOW), Sara Khan (UOW alumna and co-host of FBi Radio’s “Race Matters”), Olivia Todhunter (UOW alumna and co-founder of UOW FemSoc) and Grace Jennings (Illawarra Women’s Health Centre)

Chaired by Dr. Rachel Loney-Howes (University of Wollongong)

Building 67 Room 102 (67.102) TUESDAY 15 October 4:30pm – 6:00pm

#Metoo and the politics of social change Book launch

The “Doing Feminisms” roundtable offers a timely opportunity to reflect on the impact of recent feminist mobilisation and activism such as that seen in the #MeToo movement. This event subsequently provides an opportunity to launch the collected edition #MeToo and the Politics of Social Change co-edited by Dr. Bianca Fileborn (University of Melbourne) in collaboration with Dr. Rachel Loney-Howes (University of Wollongong).

Hosted by Dr. Lisa Slater (University of Wollongong)

Co-sponsored by the School of Health and Society

Building 67 foyer TUESDAY 15 October 6:00pm – 7:00PM

Please RSVP by 8 October for the Roundtable and/or Book Launch at https://contemporaryfeminisms.eventbrite.com.au

For more information please contact Amy Boyle at amyboyle@uow.edu.au

Visit uowblogs.com/frn for more details on upcoming events.

Please download a poster here.

Workshop on The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific Region

The Centre for Critical Human Rights Research
a Workshop
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in the Asia-Pacific Region

Friday 13 September 2019
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

University of Wollongong
Building 19

Please reply to <vera@uow.edu.au> by Friday 6 September 2019.

Speakers will include Dr Yasuo Takao (Curtin), Dr Nicki Tarulevicz (Tasmania), Professor Vera Mackie (UOW), Dr Nichole Georgeou (WSU) Dr Farzana Tanima (UOW), Dr Belinda Gibbons (UOW) and Dr Charles Hawksley (UOW).

This workshop is sponsored by the Centre for Critical Human Rights Research and the Global Challenges Program at UOW. It is part of the activities of Social Sciences Week 2019.

Please download a poster here.

Roundtable on Sexualities/Intersectionalities

The Centre for Critical Human Rights Research presents
Roundtable on Sexualities/Intersectionalities
– Dr Shawna Tang (University of Sydney)
– Dr Andy Kaladelfos (University of New South Wales)
– Dr Thomas Baudinette (Macquarie University).
Chair: Dr Sharon Quah (University of Wollongong and UOW Ally Network).
Date: Friday 30 August 2:30 p.m
Venue: Research Hub (19.2072), University of Wollongong
RSVP: Linh Nguyen <thln169@uowmail.edu.au>
Please download a poster here.

Roundtable on Gender, History and Memory

The Centre for Critical Human Rights Research presents a Roundtable on Gender, History and Memory

– Associate Professor Katharine McGregor (University of Melbourne)
– Dr Lucia Sorbera (University of Sydney)
– Dr Sharon Crozier-De Rosa (University of Wollongong)

TIME: Tuesday 28 May 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

VENUE: Research Hub (19.2072), Building 19, University of Wollongong.

RSVP to Linh Nguyen (thln169@uowmail.edu.au)

Please download a poster here.

Roundtable: The Global Refugee Crisis

Hélène Lambert (Law) Phil Orchard (HSI) and Atsushi Yamagata (HSI) reflect on the current refugee crisis and relevant policies.

DATE: Tuesday 4 December

TIME: 2:00 ~ 3:30 p.m.

VENUE: 20.5


RSVP to Linh Nguyen thln169@uowmail.edu.au by Friday 30 November.

Please download a poster here.

SDG ‘snorkel’

We invite you and your team to dip your toe in the water and explore how your organisations’ plans and activities are aligned to the SDGs

Thursday 15th November, 2018 | 9.30am – 12pm | Shellharbour City Council


Organisations are becoming increasingly aware of the SDGs yet have little idea on where to start. This workshop aims to provide further background and supporting tools to begin your pursuit of the SDGs at a local level.


A panel of local organisations will share experiences of mapping their existing plans and activities to the SDGs. This will be followed by an overview of selected SDG mapping tools which can support putting the SDGs into action. Participants will then have the opportunity to workshop their own SDG mapping by applying these tools and knowledge to their own organisation.


Taking the first step is always the hardest. Join with a group of like-minded local organisations who want to be part of creating a more sustainable future for all. Learn from organisations who have already begun their journey, recognise how your work is already partly aligned to the SDGs, and share in a local conversation about global issues – “we’re all in this together”.

Address: 76 Cygnet Avenue, Shellharbour City Centre | Phone: 02 4283 8111 – Healthy Cities Illawarra Morning tea provided – no cost |

RSVP: Click here to register

Masterclass and Roundtable with Professors Andreas Bieler and Adam David Morton on Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis

The Centre for Critical Human Rights Research invites you to a Masterclass and Roundtable with Professors Andreas Bieler (University of Nottingham) and Adam David Morton (University of Sydney) on their new book Global Capitalism, Global War, Global Crisis (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

DATE: Monday, 10 December 2018

Master class for HDRs: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Roundtable discussion: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Research Hub, 19.2072, University of Wollongong

To apply for the Master Class: email Susan Engel sengel@uow.edu.au outlining why you’d like to participate by Friday 30 November.

To attend the Master Class or Roundtable RSVP to Linh Nguyen thln169@uowmail.edu.au by Friday 30 November.

The book assesses the forces of social struggle shaping the past and present of the global political economy from the perspective of historical materialism. It analyses historical and contemporary themes about capitalist expansion, the role of the state and geopolitics, and conditions of exploitation and resistance.

Adam David Morton is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. He is the author of a prize-winning book and the founding editor of the blog Progress in Political Economy (PPE).

Andreas Bieler is Professor of Political Economy and Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham. He is the author, co-author, co-editor of a number of transnational labour solidarity related books. See his blog at http://andreasbieler.blogspot.co.uk

Please download a poster here.

Global Climate Change Week 2018

Global Climate Change Week (GCCWeek) is organising a meeting to make a start on planning this year’s GCCWeek activities at UOW (October 15-21). Please come along if you have any ideas for activities or are interested in getting involved in some other way.

When: Next Thursday July 19: 11.30-12.30

Where: 20.05


Global climate change week (http://globalclimatechangeweek.com/) is an initiative that originated at UOW in 2015, aiming to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and professional staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions.

Registration is already open for GCCWeek 2018 (http://globalclimatechangeweek.com/register-your-interest/).

For information about GCCWeek activities at UOW in previous years, see https://www.facebook.com/pg/gccwatuow/events/?ref=page_internal.

A new initiative this year is the UOW Climate Communicators program, which aims to get UOW academics into as many Illawarra secondary schools as possible. Thus far 14 local high schools, from Bulli in the north to Kiama in the south, have expressed interest in having a UOW academic talk about climate change from the perspective of their discipline. If you would like to be part of this program and can commit to visiting one high school during or around GCCWeek please contact George Takacs on gjt@uow.edu.au.

Global Climate Change Week (GCCWeek) aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change actions and solutions.

In this, its fourth year GCCWeek will take place on October 15-21. For examples of GCCWeek activities carried out in previous years see the links given herehere and here. For advice on organising GCCWeek at your university see here.

So please consider taking part (you can register your interest here and register activities here), follow us on twitter, and help to spread the word about GCCWeek.

(For more information please email contact@globalclimatechangeweek.com.)