The Fay Gale Centre develops, promotes and expands existing research excellence in the field of Gender within the University of Adelaide, and builds on the University's commitment to promote social justice, equality and diversity in the community and its own workplace.

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About the centre


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Special Fay Gale Webinar: Alison Phipps

Professor Alison Phipps of the University of Sussex, UK, gave a wonderful, and poignant, talk to webinar attendees both in-person at the University of Adelaide and over Zoom on Monday the 4th of June, 2021. The event titled ‘Courage to Change: Challenging Gender Inequality and Sexual Harassment in Australian Universities,' fostered fantastic discussion and opened a really important dialogue about the practical steps and policy that has the potential to address issues of gender inequality and sexual harassment in the institution. 

Webinar Recording

Member Engagement

Fay Gale Centre members are active and engaged with policy, industry, and scholarship. Click here to view recent projects.


Reading Feminism Book-Club

The Reading Feminism Book-club is run by past and present students. They aim to engage critically with feminist literature, from theory to poetry.


Fay Gale Lunch Time Seminars

Each month a current centre member or guest speaker presents a seminar on their relevant research.


The Alliance of Gender Scholars

The Alliance of Gender Scholars is a group of PhD students and Early Career Researchers from across the university who are interested in/and are conducting research in gender-related issues.


News and Events



True Selfie: Adelaide Festival of Ideas

Fay Gake Centre Director, Professor Megan Warin, and PhD student Cambrey Payne will be taking part in a panel alongside activist Clementine Ford and writer/director Taryn Brumfitt on the topic of how social media has reshaped our lives and how we view ourselves. Where: Bonython Hall, Noth Terrace, The University of Adelaide. When: Saturday 17th of July, 3:30-4:30 pm. More information here. Link to event registration here.



SA Women's & Gender Studies Annual Public Lecture 2021

Dr Juliet Watson, President of the Australian Women's and Gender Studies Association, will be giving a public lecture in July entitled 'Miscarrying in the Car: Centring Gendered Experiences of Homelessness.' By putting gender at the centre of how we understand homelessness, this lecture will bring to light complexities and dynamics that too often are ignored when exploring this space. Where: Napier 102 lecture theatre When: Thursday, 15 July, 5:30-8:00 pm



Reading Feminism: June Book-club Meeting

This month we are looking at poetry as a decolonising feminist practice/methodology with two texts, ARCHIVAL-POETICS by Dr. NATALIE HARKIN, a Narungga poet and theorist, and BORDERLANDS/LA FRONTERA by GLORIA ANZALDÚA, a Chicana poet and theorist. Where: Napier 210, The University of Adelaide. When: Wednesday the 30th of June, 5:30 pm. 


The Fay Gale Centre would like to thank the Art Gallery of South Australia for permission to use this image.

Banner Image: detail: Dorrit Black, Australia, 1891 - 1951
Music, 1927-28, Paris, colour linocut on paper, 24.1 x 21.2 cm (image)
Elder Bequest Fund 1976, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide