MEGAN H. MACKENZIE

Professor of Gender and War. University of Sydney.

Program

(Download the full program here: SSSHARC Global Symposium Program)

Wednesday, 18 September

14.00-18.00 Research design and methods workshop (by invitation)
  Qualitative research on gender, security and political violence

Thursday, 19 September

16.30-17.00 Welcome to Country
17.00-18.00 Thinking prompt – Meeting on stolen land
  ·         Michelle Lee Brown, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (USA)

 

·         Roxani Krystalli, Tufts University/University of St Andrews (USA/UK)

Chaired by Megan MacKenzie, University of Sydney (Australia) and

Laura Shepherd, University of Sydney (Australia)

18.00-19.30 Opening event: Panel discussion
  ·         Annick Wibben, Swedish Defence University (Sweden)

 

·         Yolande Bouka, George Washington University (USA)

·         Shweta Singh, South Asian University (India)

·         Megan MacKenzie, University of Sydney (Australia)

·         Laura Shepherd, University of Sydney (Australia)

Chaired by Nicole Wegner, University of Sydney (Australia)

Friday, 20 September

08.30-09.15

Welcome

09.15-09.45

Thinking prompt – Allyship on Stolen Land: “Heavy lifting & stepping up”

 

·         Nick Apoifis, UNSW Sydney (Australia)

09.45-10.45

Panel 1: Colonial violence

 

·         Lucy Geddes, LSE (UK), The politics of absence and localisation of the Australian National Action Plan: consequences and ways forward for settler-colonial states

·         Alex Edney-Browne, University of Melbourne (Australia), Dismantling the techno-fetish: Drones as a continuation of colonial bombardment 

 

10.45-11.15

Break

11:15-11.45

Thinking prompt – Warrior fire: Burning for future generations

 

·         Jessica Russ-Smith, UNSW Sydney (Australia)

11.45-14.15

Lunch and option to attend climate strike

14.15-15.45

Panel 2: Endings

 

·         Sarah Phillips, University of Sydney (Australia), The lingering place of war in peace

·         Kate Macfarlane, Australian National University (Australia), The Reintegration of Girl Child soldiers in Sri Lanka: The social-political complexities of return

·         Keshab Giri, University of Sydney (Australia), Female Combatants in Maoist Insurgency (Nepal): Conflict after the End of the War

·         Alba Boer Cueva, UNSW Sydney (Australia), Identity Politics and Women’s Experiences of Empowerment and Security

15.45-16.15

Break

16.15-17.45

Panel 4: Time/space

 

·         Jackie Dent, University of Sydney (Australia), War Never Ends

·         Shannon Zimmerman, University of Queensland (Australia), Misogyny: Private problem or security Issue?

·         Bonnie Cherry, University of Berkeley (USA), The place of the weaponized auditory-sonorous in performances of state security

·         Jayson Waters, University of Sydney (Australia), Process Theory and Bumpy Temporalities: Reconciling Entanglement and Individuality with Quantum Cosmologies

Saturday, 21 September

08.30-09.00

Welcome

09.00-09.30

Thinking prompt: Challenging Western conceptions of time

 

·         Christine Winter, University of Sydney (Australia)

09.30-11.00

Panel 5: Peace

 

·         Joanne Wallis, Australian National University (Australia), Lost in space and out of time? Gender, spatiality and temporality in the vernacular of women international peacebuilders

·         Jenna Sapiano, Monash University (Australia), and Jacqui True, Monash University (Australia), When Women are a ‘Red Line’: Gender Analysis of Elite Peace Processes

·         Nicole Wegner, University of Sydney (Australia), National mythology connecting the Canadian military with an international peacekeeping identity

 

11.00-11.30

Break

11.30-13.00

Panel 6: Violence

 

·         Susan Hutchinson, Australian National University (Australia), Conflict related sexual violence perpetrated against Myanmar’s Rohingya and the Yazidis of Iraq and Syria

·         Liya Khan, University of Chicago (USA), Explaining Variation in Sexual Violence in Conflict: An Analysis of the Syrian Civil War

·         Sofia Patel, King’s College, London (UK), and Jacqueline Westermann, independent researcher, Women and Islamic State terrorism: an assessment of how gender perspectives are integrated in countering violent extremism policy and practices

·         Swati Parashar, University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Famines as Mass Atrocities: Reconsidering Violence, Accountability and Memory in Relation to Hunger

13.00-14.00

Lunch

14.00-15.30

Panel 7: Affect/emotionality

 

·         Christine Agius, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia), War preparedness, militarisation, and gendered temporalities of violence

·         Michelle Ringrose, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), and Helen Berents, Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Visualising Women’s Suffering: Images of the Yazidi Genocide in Civil Society Advocacy

·         Naomi Head, University of Glasgow (UK), “Custodians and conduits” of cultural counterinsurgency: women’s bodies as historical and contemporary affective military terrain

15.30-16.30

Closing event: Panel discussion

 

·         Claire Duncanson, University of Edinburgh (UK)

·         Tom Gregory, University of Auckland (New Zealand)

·         Keshab Giri, University of Sydney (Australia)

·         Alba Boer Cueva, University of New South Wales (Australia)

·         Sertan Saral, University of Sydney (Australia)

Chaired by Jackie Dent, University of Sydney (Australia)

 

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