The Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research, established in 1987, at Monash University offers a platform to bring together expertise in feminist social sciences and humanities research from the Faculty of Arts. The Centre was founded to foster research and teaching collaborations that addressed women’s equity and participation.
In line with changing gender scholarship, current research work aims to produce knowledge about contemporary dilemmas and contradictions in gender relations, gender equality outcomes and sexualities in all societies. The gender studies stream within the Sociology teaching program, and the collaborative activities of gender researchers across the Faculty are all informed by the belief that all social processes are ‘gendered’, and that feminist analysis and knowledge is crucial in understanding social processes, power and participation.
Key areas of research strength are focused on gendered violence in family and post conflict contexts, gendered migration patterns, and fluid constructions of gender identities and sexualities.
- Widespread public concern with obesity means children are seen as advocates for change in family health practices. This study Child health advocacy examines how health knowledge taken ... Read more
- Centre for Women’s Studies & Gender Research Annual Public Lecture 2016 Professor Sandra Walklate, University of Liverpool & Monash University Professor Elizabeth Sheehy, University of Ottawa Professor Jude ... Read more
- Towards Women’s Security: Local and Global 3 December 2015 In the early decades of the 21st Century, the persistence of violence against women in all its forms ... Read more
- The Universities of Monash and Warwick have a cross University Alliance, supporting staff and student exchange and innovative international research programs. The Centre for Women’s ... Read more
MGFV is offering two Honours Bursaries (value $3000) to support students to undertake research addressing family violence and/or perpetrator accountability. For details, click here: FV Honours scholarships 2018 Read more
The family violence information sharing scheme, founded under the Family Violence Protection Amendment (Information Sharing) Act 2017, was created to produce improved methods of communication between organisations. The... Read more
A new report, released today, draws from the first major study in Australia to examine the link between migration status and family violence, undertaken by Monash University. Written by... Read more
The Monash Gender and Family Violence (MonashGFV) team have been shortlised for the 2017 CHASS Australia Prize for Distinctive Work. The nomination that has secured the shortlisting is the 2016... Read more
Widespread public concern with obesity means children are seen as advocates for change in family health practices. This study Child health advocacy examines how health knowledge taken home by primary aged... Read more
Dr Kirsten McLean has been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Diversity and Inclusion during Monash’s annual Diversity and Inclusion Week. Her award, for inclusive practice with the LGBTIQ community at... Read more
Monash Arts Film & Screen Studies PhD alumni Sian Mitchell, Kirsten Stevens, Whitney Monaghan and Janice Loreck are behind the inaugural Melbourne Women in Film Festival (view the trailer) launching 3-4 March... Read more
Dr Kirsten McLean received a Vice Chancellor’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning in 2016 – one of the top awards from Monash University for teaching – for creating an inclusive... Read more