From here to there

Just before Christmas I went public with the news that I’ve been hired as a Researcher in Residence at the new Intel Centre for Social Computing based at UC Irvine. This is the last of a series of centres Intel is funding across the US and internationally. It’s a massive investment. This latest centre is […]

At Sydney Uni this week

Starting with an assembly in Eastern Avenue – one of the many campus locations to have been “enhanced” in recent years at major expense – Wednesday’s No Job Cuts rally moved to the iconic sandstone quadrangle, to the office of the absent Vice Chancellor, Michael Spence. A section of the protest group then stormed the […]

MACS in 2012

Cross-post from Sydney MACS Following last year’s launch and initial MACS meetings I’m keen to hear thoughts on what events/ activities you would like to see continue in 2012. For instance, the Melbourne model has decentralised the organisation of MACS events to different individuals and campuses. To adopt this approach, it might be worth setting […]

Hired Hands: Casualised Technology and Labour in the Teaching of Cultural Studies

Cross-post from Sydney MACS Preparing for a talk later this week, I have just been reading this article by Kieryn McKay and Kylie Brass published in the September 2011 issue of Cultural Studies Review. The authors, both graduates from PhD programs in Sydney, draw ‘a parallel between the appropriation of podcasting technology into the university […]

From teleology to topography: Kerryn Drysdale on auto-ethnographic encounters and the archive

I want to introduce this by recounting an experience I had at the beginning of my auto-ethnography. I was going regularly to Queer Central at the Sly Fox Hotel – one of my ethnographic sites – where drag king shows have been running for nine years. I would take along my notepad and try to […]

GCS hosts CSAA 2012 – Call for papers

‘Materialities: Economies, Empiricism, & Things’ Cultural Studies Association of Australasia annual conference 2012 Hosted by the Department of Gender & Cultural Studies, University of Sydney Dec 4th-6th (pre-fix pre-conference Dec 3rd) Organising committee: Fiona Allon, Prudence Black, Catherine Driscoll, Elspeth Probyn, Kane Race & Guy Redden. Call for Papers Cultural studies has a long history […]

Researching intimacy, sexuality & space: Full program

A free one day workshop in conjunction with Mardi Gras/Queer Thinking Friday 24 February, University of Sydney Location: Main Quadrangle, behind the Jacaranda tree: S224, S225 and S204 *To register for Researching Intimacy, Sexuality & Space on the 24th please email: sexualityspace@gmail.com. Please let us know of any access requirements in this email.* PROGRAM 9.15am […]

A special moment

Thanks to everyone who came out to welcome Lauren Berlant on her visit to Sydney last weekend. It was an incredible paper, and we are all in the department basking in the afterglow of a fantastically inspiring visit. I also wanted to say sorry to those who couldn’t make it in to Saturday’s lecture – […]

Holiday postscript

NB: This is a preface to some notes on Matthew Crawford’s Shop Class as Soulcraft, which I’ll now shift to another post. Every time I go home to Tasmania I tend to become very introspective about where I’m at in life. Taking holidays in Hobart and on Bruny Island – where I spent a lot […]

Sexuality and space

Over the past few months Kane Race and I have started a working group in our department called “Sexuality and Space”. The idea is to develop an archive and a network of resources, ideas and events about the politics of urban space in Sydney, particularly as this relates to gender and sexuality. The group builds […]

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