2018 International Women's Day

2018 International Women's Day

Date & time: 8.30–10.30am 8 March 2018, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: University House, Building 1
Speakers: Professor Jodie Bradby, Ms Emma Davies, Dr Caroline Eakin, Professor Margaret Jolly, and Professor Kim Rubenstein

Please join the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian P. Schmidt and a panel of leading ANU women to discuss Changing the Culture of Gender at ANU. The discussion will be followed by morning tea. International Women's Day (IWD) is held annually on 8 March to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Panel members

Dr Caroline Eakin

Caroline holds a continuing position as a research fellow (seismologist) in the Research School of Earth Sciences at ANU. She explores the Earth's interior by studying the passage of seismic waves produced by earthquakes. Caroline arrived at ANU in June 2016 via a postdoc at the University of Southampton and National Oceanography Centre in the UK. Caroline holds a PhD in geophysics from Yale University (2015) and a MSci from Imperial College London (2010).

Professor Margaret Jolly

Margaret Jolly is a Professor in the School of Culture, History and Language in the College of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University. She was an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow 2010-2016 and has written extensively on gender in the Pacific, exploratory voyages, missions and contemporary Christianity, maternity and sexuality, cinema and art; she is currently researching gender and climate change in the Pacific, funded by an ARC Discovery Project.  Her most recent book is Gender Violence and Human Rights: Seeking Justice in Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu (edited with Aletta Biersack and Martha Macintyre, 2016); her full list of publications is available at https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/jolly-ma  

Professor Kim Rubenstein

Kim Rubenstein is a Professor in the ANU College of Law, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.  She was the Inaugural Convenor of the ANU Gender Institute in 2011-2012 and is a continuing member of its management committee.  Kim is Australia's leading expert on citizenship law and has been busy over the past year contributing to the public discussion around section 44 of the Constitution and dual citizenship issues more generally.  She also has a legal practicing certificate and with her students, successfully ran a pro bono case that led to a young girl born in Australia being recognized as stateless and granted Australian citizenship. She is currently completing two ARC projects that link her work on citizenship to questions around gender and active citizenship.  She is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and Harvard Law School.

Professor Jodie Bradby

Jodie Bradby is a Physicist who leads a group that aims to create new forms of diamonds at the Australian National University. She has held three ARC fellowships over the course of her career and is currently Vice-President of the Australian Institute of Physics. She has always been proactive in promoting Women in STEM and is optimistic about the opportunities and challenges that the ANU faces in this area over the coming years.

Ms Emma Davies

Emma Davies is currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Philosophy. Emma began her studies at ANU, having completed bachelor degrees in Arts (Hons.I Philosophy) and Economics at the University of Queensland.  Her research interests are centred at the intersection of Feminist Theory and Environmental Ethics. 

She has been involved in numerous advocacy projects at the ANU concerning gender equity since commencing her PhD in 2014.  In 2017, she was elected as the PARSA Women's Officer.  She is a member of the Respectful Relationships staff and student working groups, contributing to Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment policy reform at ANU.  In her role as the PARSA Women's Officer, she aspires to contribute to positive cultural change and community building, of which Women's Week 2018 is one such project.


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