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Gender Research Network

We bring together researchers across the Curtin campuses working as gender researchers and on gender research related projects as well as those interested in learning about gender research. The GRN will have appropriate representation that includes (as far as is possible): gender diversity; cultural and background diversity; campus, school and discipline mix.

Connecting with the community

The Gender Research Network runs regular events, sharing current gender research being undertaken within Curtin University and externally. We are always looking for gender researchers to collaborate with. If you are interested in running a seminar or event through the GRN, or would like to request a recording of a previous seminar, please contact elizabeth.baca@curtin.edu.au.

Upcoming events

GRN Gender Reading Group

GRN Gender Reading Group

The Curtin University Gender Research Network (GRN) Gender Reading Group seeks to encourage a culture of reading and critique amongst fourth year undergraduate research and postgraduate research students.

Past events

Open Access, Gender and Diversity

Open Access, Gender and Diversity

Presented by Dr Katie Wilson. The scholarly literature continues to document gender biases, disparities, disadvantages and deficits in research productivity, gaining tenure and promotion within academia.

A Conversation on Emotional Silence

A Conversation on Emotional Silence

Drawing from Dr Sally Lamping’s and Dr Saul Karnovsky’s previous research, this seminar examines how learning to teach shapes pre-service teacher self-formation.

Career Break Management

Career Break Management

Prof Helen Hodgson reports on the findings of her 2019 Provost Fellowship project, and presents suggestions as to how staff taking career breaks can be better supported.

Iain McCalman and Andrea Gaynor

Iain McCalman and Andrea Gaynor

Prof Iain McCalman, Prof Andrea Gaynor and Dr Samantha Owen discussing “our need as humans to understand the grave implications and responsibilities entailed in sharing our multispecies planet”.

Including trans and gender diverse experiences

Including trans and gender diverse experiences

As our understanding of gender evolves, so does our understanding that some people’s sex and gender do not align, and that gender exists outside of the gender binary. So how do we support gender equity for women?

Historical scene of a crowd watching a puppet theatre

Gender Through the Ages

Why were men historically thought to be rational, and women hysterical? What does humoral theory have to do with gender? How was witchcraft a gendered crime?

Mauritius: A Gendered Landscape

Mauritius: A Gendered Landscape

Dr Myriam Blin offers a glimpse of Mauritian women’s fascinating journey as they navigated and negotiated improved rights and opportunities in a traditional yet modernising landscape.

Capitalising on Board Gender Diversity

Capitalising on Board Gender Diversity

GRN Seminar and Workshop Series: Capitalising on Board Gender Diversity: The Mediating Effect of Board Capital Diversity on the Relationship between Board Gender Diversity and Firm Performance

Understanding Gender Diversity

Understanding Gender Diversity

The Curtin University Gender Research Network (GRN) invites you to a seminar (online and in person) presented by Mx Misty Farquhar OAM to discuss Understanding Gender Diversity.