The Fay Gale Centre Lunchtime Seminars

In regular sessions, a current centre member or guest speaker presents a seminar on their research:  

Seminar timetable 2023
Month Presenter Topic Date & Time


Dr Teresa Baron

"Justice for the Womb: Research Ethics and the Quest for Ectogenesis"

November 7, 12-1p, Napier G03


Dr Brydie Kosmina

"Feminist Afterlives of the Witch: Popular Culture, Memory, Activism"

August 18, 1-2pm, Napier LG29


Dr Andrea Bombak

"Weight Stigma & Health Inequities in New Brunswick Marginalized Communities"

May 4, 1-2pm, Napier LG28


Dr Catherine Conlon

‘From Repeal to Implementation: Recent directions of abortion law in Ireland’

March 15, 4-5pm, Napier LG29.

Past Years' Lunchtime Seminars

Seminar Timetable 2022

Month Presenter Topic Date & Time 
October Dr Gabrielle Golding

Paid Menstrual Leave for Australian Women: A Prerogative Not a Pain

Thursday 27th October, 12.10-1pm,

Barr Smith South 2052 

September Professor Andrew van der Vlies

Writing Aslant: Karel Schoeman and Genealogies of Queer Writing in Afrikaans

Friday 9th September, 12-1pm, 

Napier 209

May Dr Alexandra Peralta 

Women in Agriculture and in Agricultural Decisions in the Pacific and South East Asia


Wednesday 25th May, 12 - 1pm, 

Napier 209


Professor Catherine Dricsoll (University of Sydney) & members of 'Affirmative Feminist Boys Studies Group’. 

Can there be an Affirmative Feminist Boys Studies?


Wednesday 30th March, 12:30-1:30pm

Napier G25


Seminar timetable 2021
Month Presenter Topic Date & Time

Professor Anna Hickey-Moody (RMIT)

Belonging, connectedness and well-being in the lives of Australian children

Friday 26th November, 12-1pm

Napier 209

(Late) October Associate Prof. Duygu Yengin  How Women's Underrepresentation hurts us all

Friday 22nd October, 1:10-2:00pm


Napier 209

October Dr Nathan Manning & Dr Djordje Stefanovic  Beyond Angry White Men: Social Democratic Imaginations as an Alternative to Aggrieved Entitlement

Friday 8th October, 1:10-2:00pm

Napier 209

August PhD Student Tarmia Klass Research Proposal: Disruptive Bodies in Discursive Space: An Auto/Ethnographic Exploration of Body Positivity and Fat Acceptance on Instagram

Tuesday 24th August, 12:30-1:15 pm

Napier Lower Ground 19




Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Lockdown

Tuesday 20th July, 12:00-1:00 pm

Napier 209 Lecture Theatre

May Dr Henrike Hoogenraad  

Love migration as a gendered practice: Cross-border intimacies and imaginaries of love and happiness among African-Australia couples

Tuesday, 25th May, 1:00-1:45 pm

Napier 210 

April Dr Gareth Prichard Feminist Power Theory

Wednesday, 28th April, 12:30-1:15 pm

Napier Lower Ground, 21


Prof. Megan Warin

The reproduction of shame

(and the shame of uncaring care) in reproductive health


Friday, 26th March 12:30-1pm

Napier 208

*Please note that all seminars can be accessed through zoom. For more information, please contact: