About

  • The Centre for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia was established in 1987 and is based in the School of Social Sciences in the Faculty of Arts at Monash University’s Clayton Campus. The Centre’s history and governance reflect increasing recognition of the need for feminist scholarship and pedagogy in the social sciences and humanities. 

    The Centre brings together researchers focused on gender equality and outcomes, with a particular focus on women’s status and participation. Our staff pursue active research programs focused in five key areas:

    Gender, Human Rights and Violence; Gender, Health and Well-Being; Environment and Sustainability; Gender, Culture, Representations, and Media; and Employment, Families, Societies.

    In 2008, the Centre celebrated its 21st birthday with a three day research event featuring Professor Robyn Weigman of Duke University as keynote speaker. Convenors of women’s and gender studies programs across Australia met for a celebration of feminist research and pedagogy. 

  • Centre Background: The Centre was a University Gazetted Centre established in 1987, as a result of sustained efforts by Faculty of Arts staff. The remit of the Centre was to foster and support feminist scholarship and women’s equality in all spheres. The Centre was one of the first University level Centres focused on feminist scholarship ... Read more
  • The following is a list of Women’s Studies postgraduates and their thesis topics. If you are a postgraduate student in Women’s Studies and would like to have your name added or removed from this list, or if you would like to have your email or and abstract listed as well, you can do so simply ... Read more
  •             This project documents and analyses the ‘cam girl’ phenomenon around the turn of the 21st Century. It provides a typology of cam girl performance styles and locates the cam girl phenomenon within popular discourses of ‘girl power’ and DIY cultural practices, interrogating the kind of self-production and self-commodification encouraged of, and engaged in, by ... Read more