News & CFP

2020 – Open letter from the AWGSA  Executive Committee re: proposed funding changes to higher education

22/6/2020

As representatives of the Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA), the peak national body for researchers, academics, and students in this field, we oppose any fee restructure to university courses that will disproportionately disadvantage students undertaking Humanities, Social Science, and Arts degrees. Constructing and perpetuating hierarchies between disciplines operate as a disservice to all engaging in teaching, learning, and research activities at a tertiary level. The proposed funding changes will impose further impediments to accessing tertiary education and will create greater hardship for already disadvantaged groups to advance their education. There are also particular gendered implications, with the proposed changes largely being to the detriment of fields of study taken up by women. Education is not simply a pathway to increased employment opportunities. The exposure it provides to critical thinking, equity, and social justice are essential for a diverse and democratic society.

 

2019

Faculty and Staff Sexual Misconduct Conference – a conference report

2019

2018
AWGSA Executive Response to Education Minister’s interference in the Australia Research Council grants process October

 


 2017

AWGSA Response to Change the Course August

 


2016

Outskirts had a special issue call for papers following the recent 2016 AWGSA Biennial Conference De-Story the Joint. Now published


2015

The South Australian Postgraduate Conference Committee recently convened a two day symposium, Transgressions 2015.