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What Counts as Expertise? The Marginalisation of Race and Gender Scholarship

The attacks on members of the teaching staff at the University of Sydney by the right-wing tabloid, The Daily Telegraph on 8 August 2018,…
where are you really from

Between Boredom and Terror

When I first heard about the Daily Telegraph’s attack on subjects offered by the University of Sydney and UTS, my first reaction was boredom.…
Atlantic Center for the Arts

The Invisible Burden of Asian Women’s Experiences of Racism

The recent attack by The Daily Telegraph on female academics at the University of Sydney highlights a misogynistic culture in which women’s academic work…
Keep calm and be a killjoy

The Ivory Tower of Male Chauvinism

In the wake of the Daily Telegraph’s attack against three members of its academic staff, the University of Sydney released a statement defending the…
Stuart Hall, the 'father' of cultural studies.

ACRAWSA Statement on the Australian Academy of the Humanities Cultural and Communication Studies Twentieth Anniversary Colloquium

On July 27, 2018, I received the following email in my Western Sydney University Inbox: *Sent on behalf of Professor Tony Bennett* Dear colleagues,…

‘Imagine There’s no Countries:’ Children across National Borders of Compassion

The last few months have been rather emotionally charged. The catalysts for such a global uproar of compassion were two geo-political disjointed groups of…
Mbantua Grandmothers Against Removals.

Taking the Children: a Commentary

Living in California during the roll-out of the zero tolerance to border crossing migrants policy has been a very interesting experience as an Aboriginal…

Why do we talk about child refugees?

We’re currently seeing large discussions in Australia and internationally about refugee, asylum-seeking, and migrant children. With focus being placed on the removal of children…

Child Refugees vs Thai Cave Rescue: Why Responsibility doesn’t Require a Display of Suffering

During the Thai cave rescue, The Conversation published a piece by morality and social psychology researcher Dan Crimston with the following title: ‘How imagery…