and work was the focus of a research workshop organised by the Centre for
Women’s Studies and Gender Research in the Faculty of Arts recently.
Gabriele Griffin, chair of gender studies at the University of Hull, was the
keynote speaker at the workshop, titled ‘Women, work and employment: tracking
Griffin, who has just completed a visit to Monash as a Faculty of Arts-funded
Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Women’s Studies, spoke about her
participation in an EU-funded program that examined the links between women’s
studies, equal opportunities and employment across nine European
new EU policies aimed at increasing women’s participation in the labour market
could create opportunities for graduates specialising in gender issues.
workshop was part of the Women’s Studies Centre’s ongoing research
speakers included Dr Jennifer Curtin (politics), Dr Janne Skinner (sociology)
and Dr Lise Saugeres (sociology/women’s studies).
theme of women and work will continue in the centre’s seminar series, held on
alternate Wednesdays at 1 pm. The seminars are aimed at staff and students
interested in women and gender issues.
Monash, Professor Griffin worked with women’s studies graduate students and
held supervision master classes in which students discussed their developing
director Dr Maryanne Dever said she was now looking at how the centre could
participate with the University of Hull in future EU research network projects
on gender studies.