September 6, 2021
This online event will discuss applying the concept of intersectionality in participatory research with forcibly displaced and stateless women and girls, to explore their complex situations and to identify effective responses to sexual and gender-based violence and barriers to gender...
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September 8, 2021
Join four of Swinburne’s Indigenous academics as they discuss Indigenous peoples, knowledge and technology, and how they converge and continue together in the 21st century. • Dr. Andrew Peters (Facilitator) – Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Studies • Dr. Emma Lee –...
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September 8, 2021
In this online discussion, Dr Farnaz Zirakbash (Swinburne sociology), Dr Evie Kendel (Swinburne, health promotion and public health) and Kit McMahon (CEO of WHISE, women’s health in the Southeast Melbourne) will examine the intersections between the social sciences and health...
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September 9, 2021
Kathleen Folbigg has been touted as ‘Australia’s worst female serial killer’. However, even after she was found guilty in 2003 of the murder of three of her children and the manslaughter of a fourth, some people questioned the reliability of...
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September 8, 2021
Elderly individuals are often among most vulnerable in many communities. Tragically, older people are sometimes the targets of abuse. From a social perspective the elderly constitute a diverse category because they represent a complete cross-section of society: they are women...
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September 7, 2021
This panel of tourism and heritage experts will consider the sustainable future of tourism in our (post-)pandemic future, in the context of Australia’s historic efforts to manage mobilities and disease. Tourism, as the practice of people travelling to other places...
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September 7, 2021
Last year, COVID-19 shone a light on women’s vulnerability to economic shocks. In 2021, collective anger at the pandemic of male violence has boiled over and women across Australia are rallying to demand political action to address the systemic drivers...
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September 8, 2021
Social life is being pushed to extremes. While billionaires explore outer space, city residents from Parramatta to New Delhi contend with the proliferation of heat and dust – by-products of local and global industrial activity. If science could once imagine...
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September 8, 2021
Cities have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic: CBDs have become ghost towns, entertainment venues are on life support, and epidemiological fears have made normal activities like riding on public transit or going to the cinema fraught choices. This...
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For as long as women have sought autonomy over their bodies, those in positions of power have dismissed them as hormonal, hysterical, irrational and crazy. But now that dialogues around consent have infiltrated our newsfeeds, our classrooms, our workplaces and...
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September 8, 2021
Automation is finding its way into many systems that impact our everyday lives. AI and machine learning programs increasingly make decisions about a person’s credit score, determine the routes that food delivery operators should take via UberEats or Deliveroo, automate...
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A 2021 Social Sciences Week event from the Borders and Diversity Research Program of the Institute for Culture and Society at Western Sydney University, this virtual panel discussion on Critical Race Theory in the social sciences and humanities features leading...
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September 7, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic worsens, the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories has intensified. Like the virus itself, the theories spread quickly and contain multiple variants. While conspiracy theories are often attributed to marginal or fringe populations, COVID has shown...
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September 10, 2021
Gaining and sustaining employment is widely recognised as a critical determinant of health, wellbeing, and quality of life, and unemployment and underemployment are major issues for people with disability. Customised Employment is an innovative approach that supports people with a...
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September 9, 2021
Critical sociological inquiry has been at the forefront of a determination to create socially just change in our world. Sociologically informed research has helped activists, advocates and policy makers to understand the complex issues of discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion. Researchers...
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September 9, 2021
What have been the long-term cultural and political impacts of the terrorist attacks of September 11th? Did the terrorist attacks mark a permanent inflection point in US foreign policy or Australia-US relations? What has been the experience of Muslim, and...
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September 11, 2020
In the second of our Sport Fan Series, join us for a discussion on how sports content develops fan connection and the emerging role of sport documentaries and narrative content. We’ll discuss how great storytelling fosters fan connection, learning from...
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September 9, 2020
The rise of digital platforms has come with many benefits for consumers and business, but also poses new regulatory challenges. Following the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (the ACCC) Digital Platforms Inquiry Final Report, Australia has seen significant recent discussion...
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Episode 3 of the Race in Society ‘Race and Covid’ 7-part web series looks at Media Representations of Race and the Pandemic. Mainstream media create sensationalist accounts that spread moral panics about racialised people. The panelists were asked to address how Aboriginal...
September 9, 2020
What does success in Indigenous higher education look like? The Indigenous Settler Relations Collaboration has invited Indigenous and settler scholars and educators to discuss Dr Nikki Moodie’s call to ‘seize the future and imagine bold, new—Indigenous—futures’ in the book Questioning...
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September 10, 2020
The Australian Political Studies Association are sponsoring a panel discussion exploring the factors that determine contrasting levels of government efficacy in relation to disaster response. Comparing the experience of the 2019-20 bushfires where the federal government struggled to effect a...
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September 10, 2020
Members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Children and Young People in the Criminal Justice System Thematic Group bring you this panel session exploring the way the ‘child offender’ has been constructed and understood throughout history and...
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September 9, 2020
Despite not being explicitly captured in a Bill of Rights, freedom of speech is generally regarded as a core Australian value. Debates on this value have been felt across the social sphere, with examples seen through the creation of anti-vilification...
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September 11, 2020
The number of Autistic students in universities is increasing and there are several examples of universities working hard to create an environment that accepts and celebrates Autistic diversity. Yet, there is a lack of recognition that Autistic students may go...
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September 7, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic presents the profoundest public health and economic crisis of our times. The seemingly impossible has happened: borders have closed, nations have locked down, and individuals have socially isolated for the collective good. We find ourselves involved in...
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September 7, 2020
There is a globalised imperative towards building security through the prevention of violent conflicts, and recognition that positive peace is achieved through political rather than military means. We know that the role of diplomacy in reducing the intensity of conflict...
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September 10, 2020
This panel will explore the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on young people’s transition from education to employment, and what policymakers can do to create genuine opportunities and avoid the scarring effects of youth unemployment. Presented in partnership with the...
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September 8, 2020
Universities occupy paradoxical places in contemporary society. The demand for higher education seems to be ever growing, and yet universities are never not in some kind of crisis. Covid-19 has accelerated a funding crisis in higher education that has been...
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September 8, 2020
As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, connections among households, public open spaces and urban life have all come into sharp focus, revealing numerous spatial inequalities across our cities. Could a ‘new green deal’ be the way forward for...
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September 8, 2020
Bringing Back Our International Students: The Future of International Education Across Australia and New Zealand’ Australia and New Zealand are major education exporters and the current COVID-19 crisis has presented great challenges to the sector, education institutions, and international students...
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September 10, 2020
This panel brings together Monash researchers from Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre and Monash Gender, Peace and Security, who have undertaken rapid research during the pandemic with local, national and international partners to capture the impact of the...
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September 11, 2020
In this webinar we examine the ‘percussive effects‘ of the pandemic and how the capacity to respond to the pandemic is uneven along the social fault lines of class, race, and gender. As social institutions, global and local economies, political...
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September 9, 2020
Ahead of their forthcoming book Gender and Political Leadership in Australia, the panellists will explore the role that gender identities, gender politics and gendered power relationships play in shaping political leadership in this country. Drawing from research in history, political...
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September 7, 2020
Imagine if we had to live through the physical isolation of a global pandemic without the internet and digital media – without Zoom, TikTok, FaceTime, Netflix, YouTube, or online learning. Digital media have allowed us to carry on in many...
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September 11, 2020
This radio program will wrap up Social Sciences Week with a discussion on empowering access to information for all members of society. Researchers from CSU’s School of Information Studies will share insight from their projects like supporting libraries in prisons...
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September 10, 2020
Monica Short and Dominic O’Sullivan will lead two panels. The first panel includes: Aboriginal Christian leader, Wakka Wakka woman and CEO of Common Grace,Brooke Prentis; Arabana woman of South Australia, Christian leader within the Aboriginal Evangelical Fellowship of Australia and...
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September 10, 2020
A panel exploring how we can best translate the demands of the Black Lives Matter movement into longlasting meaningful change at the University of Melbourne. About this Event ‘Black Lives Matter’ (BLM) has been at the forefront of highlighting how...
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September 8, 2020
Where Should Change Happen?   Panel members  Professor Claire Annesley, Dean of UNSW Arts, Architecture and Design Professor Jan Breckenridge, Head of UNSW School of Social Sciences Dr Simon Adams, UNSW Alumni and Executive Director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to...
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September 10, 2020
Where do archaeologists work? Which skills does an archaeology degree give you? Will an archaeology degree make you job-ready? For Social Science Week, we will be sitting down with UWA Archaeology graduates to talk about their professional experiences and how...
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September 8, 2020
Racism has been one of the most destructive influences on science and society over the last 200 years. While racism as a dominant political force was largely abolished after WWII, scientific myths about human difference live on today in disturbing...
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September 8, 2020
Gaining and sustaining paid work is important to the health, wellbeing and quality of life of most people, and the adverse effects of long-term underemployment and unemployment are well documented. Numerous policy initiatives over many years have failed to reduce...
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September 7, 2020
As environmental crises intensify and we confront the political, social, economic and cultural impediments to addressing them, environmental scholarship has moved from being the preserve of the natural sciences and into the heart of the social sciences. Social scientists offer...
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September 11, 2020
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, the phrase “We’re all in this together” has transformed from a message of hope into a unifying mantra by governments, civil society groups, and citizens alike. This catchphrase may elicit some enthusiasm for community,...
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September 10, 2020
The rise of coronavirus has brought into view the complex intersections between infectious diseases and social, economic and political life. It has focused our attention on the importance of interactions between microbes, animals, humans, and societies in a swiftly changing...
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September 9, 2020
With the US Presidential election fast approaching we ask what the campaign and its aftermath will mean for the US and the world. The US faces a series of crises at home and abroad. COIVD-19 continues to wreak havoc on...
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