International Fellowships Fostering Collaboration – The University of Sydney

Sex education

Victoria Rawlings and Kellie Burns work with Hunt-Simes Scholar Jen Gilbert (York U, Canada) on discussions around gender and sexuality in the classroom. Confronted with the reality of sex education in schools, Professor Gilbert and Dr Rawlings analyzed the ways in which the “parental rights” lobby puts trans and queer children at risk. This research collaboration established dialogues between academic researchers and education professionals to understand the dynamics among students, teachers, families, and politicians seeking comprehensive and medically accurate information about sexuality and gender in schools.

Domestic Violence and the Ancient World

As the first of its kind, Eleanor Cowan will work with Humanities Fellow Tim Parkin (UoM) on the development of a comprehensive database on domestic and marital violence in the ancient Roman world. Drawing on textual and object-based artifacts, the database will help develop an understanding of how domestic violence was endemic in the ancient world. Professor Parkin and Dr Cowan want the results of their research to benefit those working to develop legal and non-legal challenges to today’s cultures of violence.

Education and AI

Bringing together researchers, policy makers, psychometricians, computer engineers and the teaching profession, Kal Gulson is collaborating with social scientist Greg Thompson (QUT) on the implications of automated essay scoring. Their findings will be published in an outward-looking document that will guide policy development in this area. Additionally, Prof. Gulson and his team will launch a digital tagging prototype to inform understanding of the potential benefits or challenges of using AI in education.

Fellowship partnerships implemented through the Center demonstrate a growing appetite for in-person collaboration and a commitment to new ways to generate and share research results with a wider audience.

Scholarships 2023

This month SSSHARC is announcing ten more fellowships for 2023 which will see scholars from Cardiff, Chittagong (Bangladesh), Lingnan (Hong Kong), Monash, University of Southern California, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Virginia and Yale in partnership with FASS scholars in the fields of education, English, gender and sexuality studies, government and international relations, and media studies to advance research that changes the world in their fields.

Some of these fellows will also join SSSHARC in the development and delivery of the first Hunt-Simes Institute for Sexuality Studies (HISS). Launching in early 2023, HISS will be timed to coincide with Sydney Mardi Gras, Sydney World Pride and other events relevant to the LGBTQI+ community. As the first institute of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region, HISS is designed to increase the University of Sydney’s international reputation in the field of sexuality studies by offering high-quality masterclasses that will attract outstanding early-stage scholars. careers. from across Australia and the wider region.

Details of ongoing collaborations and information about the Institute will be featured on the SSSHARC website and social media canals.

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