Feminist engagements in Aotearoa: 125 years of suffrage and beyond - 2018 Women's Studies Association / Pae Akoranga Wāhine Conference - Wellington - 21-23 Sep 2018

When: 21 - 23 September 2018. 

Where: Rutherford House, Victoria University, Pipitea Campus, Lambton Quay, Wellington.Opening event on Friday evening at National Library of New Zealand.

Organised by the Women's Studies Association (NZ) / Pae Akoranga Wāhine in association with the Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies

Cost: $235 (Early bird rate for non-members until 31 August 2018); $255 (Standard rate for non-members). See website for more conference fee details.   Register now (registration closes 14 September 2018).

To mark 40 years of WSA/PAW conferences and 125 years of women's suffrage in Aotearoa/New Zealand, our 2018 conference aims to further promote feminist scholarship and activism.

The conference will be an opportunity to advance current feminist engagements, while acknowledging and understanding the challenges of the past. We are committed to supporting many perspectives including those of Māori, Pasifika, Tauiwi, Pākehā and ethnic minority women. This conference will provide a forum for enduring feminist concerns including gendered violence, equal pay, reproduction, race, ethnicity, sexuality and class. It will also provide an opportunity to consider contemporary perspectives that emphasise intersectionality including issues around environmental sustainability, new reproductive technologies, transgender and women's rights in work places.

Key note speakers

  • Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora, Indigenous Studies, The University of Auckland, delivering the Margot Roth Lecture
  • Professor Barbara Brookes, History, University of Otago.
  • To be confirmed.

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