Louise was awarded her PhD in Human Geography from Macquarie University in 2007 and has been with Western Sydney University since 2007. Her research focuses on the social, ecological and economic sustainability of community-driven housing developments in Australia; on the...
  • September 7, 2019
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Jon Symons is a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney. Jon has published extensively on climate politics and policy. His latest book is Ecomodernism: Technology, Politics and the Climate Crisis (Polity Press, Cambridge 2019). Participating in Social...
  • September 5, 2019
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Dr Leanne Holt Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) Macquarie University Dr Leanne Holt is a Worimi woman with further connections to Biripai country and over twenty years of higher education experience. Leanne is the current Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy) at Macquarie...
  • September 5, 2019
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As part of national Social Sciences Week 2019, CHASS is organising a series of free public events in collaboration with publishers Routledge-Taylor & Francis. Called ‘Social Sciences Stars’, this series will be held in three cities – Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne on Monday,...
  • August 19, 2019
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Social media is the new arena where ideas and individuals live or die at the will of the mob. As a celebrity, Magda Szubanski has often found herself at the centre of these lawless, sometimes bruising interactions. But it was...
  • August 2, 2019
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Leading political economist Frank Stilwell and a panel of speakers will discuss economic inequality –  inequalities of wealth and incomes, globally and nationally – examining the scale of the problem and how it affects our wellbeing.  They will also show...
  • July 23, 2019
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Part of Social Sciences Week, this public event will analyse the changes that occur when gender is pushed to the forefront of debates about war, violence and security, including the ways in which periods of peace and war are understood....
  • July 23, 2019
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Part of Social Sciences Week, this talk will feature an expert panel of political scientists presenting answers to critical questions about what went on in the 2019 federal election. The speakers will engage with a range of topics including tax...
  • July 23, 2019
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‘Rethinking LGBTQI+ Lives and the Law in the 21st century’ will analyse the new ways in which LGBTQI+ citizens experience aspects of the contemporary legal system. A panel of experts will discuss the expunging of gay men’s criminal records of...
  • July 23, 2019
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‘Mutating Racisms’ explores the new modes of racism emerging in the 21st century – including Islamophobia – and discusses the increasing roles states or governments play in the perpetuation of this hatred. A panel of leading researchers in human rights,...
  • July 23, 2019
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