Hawke Conversation Series

In Conversation with Professor Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney

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Friday 4 June 2010

4.30pm start with refreshments from 5.30pm

Hawke Research Institute

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 Bradley Forum, UniSA City West campus, Hawke Building level 5

Jointly presented by the Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and the Hawke Research Institute

Want to know what are the latest ideas in education? Curious about the role of male teachers in schools? Interested in where Australia is placed in the global map of sociology?

For answers to these questions and more join us for an exciting and wide-ranging event with Professor Raewyn Connell, one of the world's leading experts on education, gender and sociology.

In conversation with: Associate Professor Robert Hattam, Director of the Centre for Research in Education, UniSA

Chair: Professor Elspeth Probyn, Director, Hawke Research Institute and co-Director of the Centre for Postcolonial and Globalization Studies at UniSA

Raewyn ConnellRaewyn Connell
is University Professor at the University of Sydney. Her recent books are Southern Theory, a study of social thought beyond the global metropole, and Gender: In World Perspective. Her other books include Masculinities, Making the Difference, Schools & Social Justice, Ruling Class Ruling Culture, and Gender & Power. She is one of the founders of social research on men and masculinities, and has worked with the United Nations, Australian governments and social movements on gender equity, social justice in education, and other problems. Raewyn is a long-term participant in the labour and peace movements. Her work has been translated into fourteen languages other than English. Her most recent publications are "Bread and Waratahs" in the current issue of Overland (no. 198, 2010); "Periphery and metropole in the history of sociology" in the current issue of Sociologisk Forskning (Sweden); "Two cans of paint: a transsexual life story" in the February 2010 issue of Sexualities; and "Good teachers on dangerous ground" in the October 2009 issue of Critical Studies in Education.

Robert Hattam is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and the Director of the Centre for Research in Education. His research has focused on teachers' work, critical and reconciliation pedagogies, refugees, and socially just school reform. He has published in a range of journals and has been involved in book projects with others that include Schooling for a Fair Go, Teachers' Work in a Globalising Economy, and Dropping Out, Drifting Off, Being Excluded: Becoming Somebody Without School. Recently he published a book entitled Awakening-Struggle: Towards a Buddhist Critical Theory.

Elspeth Probyn is Director of the Hawke Research Institute, Research SA Professor of Gender & Cultural Studies, and co-Director of the Centre for Postcolonial and Globalization Studies at UniSA. She has written extensively on the lived body and her books include: Creating Value. The Humanities and Public Engagement. (eds. E. Probyn, S. Mueke & A. Shoemaker). Canberra: Australian Academy of Humanities; Blush: Faces of Shame. Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press. Co-publication with UNSW Press in Australia; Remote Control: New Media and Ethics. Catharine Lumby and Elspeth Probyn (eds.) Melbourne: Cambridge University Press; Carnal Appetites: FoodSexIdentities. London and New York: Routledge; Outside Belongings. New York and London: Routledge; and Sexing the Self: Gendered Positions in Cultural Studies. London and New York: Routledge.

 The Hawke Centre and Hawke Research Institute are pleased to present a series of Conversations between academic leaders at UniSA and visiting scholars and experts.  This series commenced in 2009 and will continue over two years.

This series will enable us to extend our thinking about topics that emanate from a more globalised world view. Among the topics in the spotlight are: Race, Diaspora and Postcolonial Studies; New Media and Technologies; and, Globalization Studies and Education.   If you are interested in attending, prepare to be involved in an in-depth session lasting approximately one hour.

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