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ANU Meet the Author – Leigh Boucher & Michelle Arrow

5 August at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST

Leigh Boucher and Michelle Arrow will be in conversation with Frank Bongiorno on their book, with Barbara Baird and Robert Reynolds, Personal Politics Sexuality, Gender and the Remaking of Citizenship in Australiaan insightful examination of the collective and cumulative impact gender and sexuality activism has had on citizenship in Australia.

Associate Professor Leigh Boucher, Professors Michelle Arrow and Robert Reynolds (Macquarie University), and Associate Professor Barbara Baird (Flinders University) are ground-breaking historians of gender and sexuality in Australia, and they have been working together since 2015 on a project that investigates the relationship between gender, sexuality and citizenship in late modern Australia. Their previous work has reshaped our understanding of gay life in Australia (Reynolds, From Camp to Queer and Gay and LesbianThen and Now), the social and political history of abortion (Baird, Abortion Care is Health Care), the remaking of Australian political and social life in the 1970s (Arrow, The Seventies) and gendered citizenship in Australia (Boucher, Settler Colonial Governance).

Frank Bongiorno AM, Professor of History ANU, is currently President of the Australian Historical Association and the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. His most recent book is Dreamers and Schemers: A Political History of Australia.

This event is in association with Harry Hartog Bookshop. Books will be available for purchase. Pre-event book signings will be available from 5.30pm and again after the event.

Attendees must register via the ANU site.


5 August
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm AEST


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