Member Engagement

2020s Vision - Economic Future of Women in Australia

Centre member Associate Professor Duygu Yengin took part in a very important and relevant panel discussion on the topic of the economic security of women in Australia. Presented by the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and BPW Adelaide, a recording of the panel can be found here. 


True Selfie: Adelaide Festival of Ideas

Centre director Professor Megan Warin and PhD student Cambrey Payne take 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. " Social media has fundamentally reshaped the way many of us engage with our friends, our communities, and our world. But it also affects how we view ourselves, from the way an Instagram filter frames our face, to the carefully curated versions of our lives we share online. It allows us to speak our truths, while unleashing torrents of abuse; we are censored, but also left exposed. How can we reconcile these contradictions, and find a way to be ~very online~, without sacrificing our health, happiness and agency? In collaboration with the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender" (from the event page). Please visit the event page by clicking on the image.


How COVID-19 is (and is not) changing the way we talk about sex and dating: A critical analysis of sex advice during the pandemic

Fay Gale member Kristi Urry recently co-authored a paper. In the article, the authors apply a ‘sex critical’ lens to discursively analyse online sex advice available to Australian readers in the first 3 months of ‘lockdown’ during the COVID-19 pandemic (March–June 2020). They explored how sex and intimacy were being talked about within the pandemic context, examining if and how this was different to pre-pandemic sex advice. The authors found both the perpetuation of dominant discourses that limit understandings of sex and sexual practices, and challenges to these which open exciting possibilities for new sexual intimacies.

What COVID-19 revealed about gender equality policy framing

Fay Gale member Emerita Professor Carol Johnson recently published an article in the Australian Journal of Political Science. Titled 'What covid-19 revealed about gender equality policy framing,' the piece  examines both the Morrison government's gender equality policies as well as the key criticisms of its economic measures. Johnson (2021) writes that the article "argues that the government’s claimed ‘gender blindness’ results not so much from an opposition to gender equality policy as from a particular neoliberal framing of it."


Academic Emotions: Feeling the Institution

Fay Gale Centre member Associate Professor Katie Barclay has a new book out, published by Cambridge University Press as part of the Elements in Histories of Emotions and the Sense series. Titled Academic Emotions: Feeling the Institution, the book draws on a rich array of writing about the modern academy by contemporary academics and explores the emotional dynamics of the academy as a disciplining institution, the production of the academic self, and the role of emotion in negotiating power in the ivory tower. More information here.  The University is an institution that disciplines the academic self. As such it produces both a particular emotional culture and, at times, the emotional suffering of those who find such disciplinary practices discomforting. Using methodologies from the History of Emotion, it seeks to further our understanding of the relationship between the institution, emotion and the self.

Productive exposures: Vulnerability as a parallel practice of care in ethnographic and community spaces

FGC member's co-author a paper in The Australian Journal of Anthropology about the generative capacities of vulnerability practiced in parallel in ethnographic and community spaces. As a form of witnessing and participating in and out of differing social worlds, anthropology engages in different vulnerabilities with and between multiple actors. This paper examines how a community program working with families identified as 'disadvantaged' in South Australia strategically uses vulnerability as a productive resource and a practice of care.

The budget’s still-narrow gender lens: Inside Story

Fay Gale Centre member Carol Johnson, Emerita Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide, discusses the most recent budget and its step in the right direction to acknowledging gender, however narrowly, and the need for significant shifts in Australian culture to really make a difference. Read the article here .

Critical considerations of workplace flexibility “for all” and gendered outcomes

A recent co-authored publication from FGC members and Alliance scholars on masculinities and workplace flexibility, "Critical considerations of workplace flexibility “for all” and gendered outcomes: Men being flexible about their flexibility," has been published in the the journal Gender, Work and Organisation. 

In harm’s way Scott Morrison doesn’t just have a “woman problem,” he has a masculinity problem as well

Fay Gale member Carol Johnson, Emerita Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide, writes about Scott Morrison's performance of 'protective masculinity' in the current climate of sexual assault allegations in Federal Parliament. Her article draws on her contribution to the volume Gender Politics: Navigating Political Leadership in Australia , edited by Zareh Ghazarian and Katrina Lee-Koo, to be published by UNSW Press in May.