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Gender and Climate Change - Australia

Part of the Virtual Seminar Series. Presented by Margaret Alston and Kerri Whittenbury, Monash University
When Sep 07, 2010
from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where Virtual
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Margaret Alston, Monash University

Margaret AlstonMargaret Alston is Professor of Social Work and Head of Department at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. She established the Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability (GLASS) research unit at Monash in 2008, a unit now housing several researchers and thirteen Ph.D. students working on several projects related to gender and climate change. She was appointed to the Australian delegation for the Commission for the Status of Women meeting in New York in 2008. She has worked as a gender expert with the UN's FAO and with UN-Habitat on gender and climate change. She has published widely in the field of gender and social issues.

Kerri Whittenbury, Monash University

Kerri WhittenburyKerri Whittenbury,  Ph.D. (CSU 2004); M.Litt. (UNE 1996); B.A. (RMIHE 1989), is a sociologist with research interests in women and gender, rural communities, rural and farm families, irrigation communities and gender and climate change. Kerri is currently working on a several research projects in the GLASS Research Unit at Monash University that focus on the gendered social and health impacts of climate change and drought.