Keynote speakers


Keynote speakers

Raewyn Connell

Raewyn-airport-whole 2Raewyn Connell is University Professor at the University of Sydney, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, and one of Australia's leading social scientists. 
Her most recent books are Confronting Equality (2011), about social science and politics; Gender: In World Perspective (2009); and Southern Theory (2007), about social thought beyond the global metropole.  Her other books include Masculinities, Schools & Social Justice, Ruling Class Ruling Culture, Gender & Power, and Making the Difference. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages. 
She has taught at universities in Australia, Canada and the USA, in departments of sociology, political science, and education.
A long-term participant in the labour movement and peace movement, Raewyn has tried to make social science relevant to social justice.
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Some recent papers:

Connell, Raewyn. 2013. Using southern theory: decolonizing social thought in theory, research and application. Planning Theory, published online 2 September 2013, DOI: 10.1177/1473095213499216.

Connell, Raewyn. 2013. The neoliberal cascade and education: an essay on the market agenda and its consequences. Critical Studies in Education, vol. 54 no. 2, 99-112.

Connell, Raewyn. 2013. Master builders: research on men and masculinities and directions for Australian theory and practice. Australian Feminist Studies, vol. 28, no. 75, 7-13.

Connell, Raewyn. 2012. Transsexual women and feminist thought: toward new understanding and new politics. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 37 no. 4, 857-881.

Connell, Raewyn. 2012. Gender, health and theory: Conceptualizing the issue, in local and world perspective. Social Science & Medicine, vol. 74, 1675-1683.



Michael Kimmel

Aspen-photo-2 minniMichael Kimmel is the Distinguished University Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at State U. of New York. 
He is the founding Editor of MEN AND MASCULINITIES, the scholarly journal.  He is the author of MANHOOD IN AMERICA, GUYLAND, and most recently, ANGRY WHITE MEN.  In 2013 he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University.



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