Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Seminar

Upcoming: Negotiating sisterhood in the Pacific region: feminist alliances across diversity.

Tue 1 December 2020Speaker: Jane Alver, University of Canberra / 11:00am - 12:00pmVirtual seminar

ABSTRACT

This seminar presentation covers my recently completed PhD research conducted at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance, in which I sought to understand how civil society actors in the Pacific can build diverse feminist alliances and a shared voice. I undertook an in-depth exploration of two recent initiatives aimed at forming Pacific feminist regional alliances; The Pacific Feminist Forum and the We Rise Coalition. Drawing on interviews, a focus group, and participant observation, I will present various insights of the research on a ‘negotiated sisterhood’ and explain how it is enacted in the Pacific. This concept helps to capture the dynamic and diverse nature of the feminism and feminist activities in the region and is relevant to scholas in social movement studies, alliance building and gender studies

 

BIO

Jane Alver is  PhD Candidate at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy. Her research focuses on Pacific feminist civil society.

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