Gender, the Academy, and the Practice of History: A Conversation
with Professor Joy Damousi (University of Melbourne), Professor Katie Holmes (La Trobe University ), Associate Professor Julie Evans (University of Melbourne)
Thursday 29 September, 11-12pm
C2.05 (Burwood), IB3.07 (Waurn Ponds), Deakin University
The Australian university sector continues to face problems in employing, retaining, and promoting women, particularly at senior academic levels. This panel brings together three women in senior academic roles for a panel and conversation about some of the issues the sector currently faces, and how we might continue to advocate for spaces that accommodate and respect women’s contributions to the academy.
Professor Joy Damousi is Professor of History and ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of numerous books on war, trauma, sound, emotion and migration.
Katie Holmes is Professor of History and Director of the Transforming Human Societies Research Focus Area at La Trobe University. She researches in the areas of environmental history, the history of gardens, and gender and sexuality.
Julie Evans is an Associate Professor in Criminology at the University of Melbourne. Julie’s research and teaching explores relations between western law and Indigenous peoples since the 15th century, and reflects her background across the disciplines of law, history, and criminology.