Retheorizing Gender & Political Leadership from Asia and the Pacific

This two-day workshop aims to advance the field of gender and politics internationally and distill key lessons that can help address the underrepresentation of Australians from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds in politics at all levels, particularly ‘Women of Colour’. 

The workshop will bring together scholars/researchers working on gender and politics across Asia and the Pacific (including Australia) to engage in inter-disciplinary dialogue about women’s political leadership, representation and participation. It aims to answer two questions:

1. What are the consequences of the centring of Euro-American perspectives in the study of gender in politics? What are the opportunities for theorising from Asia and the Pacific?

2. How can research on gender and politics in Asia and the Pacific inform theory and practice of Australian politics? In particular, how can we leverage our knowledge to understand and address problems of the
over-representation of legislatures by men of European ancestry, and the under-representation of ‘Women of Colour’ at all levels of politics?

Call for papers: Abstracts of up to 150 words are due 15 October 2021, and can be sent to Further information on the workshop and abstract submission can be found here and in the flyer attached below.

Along with the School of Culture, History & Language and Centre for Asian Australian Leadership, the workshop is proudly supported by the The Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, ANU, and the Gender Institute, ANU.

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