“When we stand side by side
the peripheries of our horizons overlap
and our vision expands…”
The University of Divinity and the Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies are launching a joint initiative to provide mentoring to academics at the University of Divinity who identify as feminist scholars. The scheme will support feminist research and leadership by pairing participants with a mentor to assist them in visualising and achieving their career goals. An overarching aim is to encourage reflection on what qualities and strategies enable feminist scholars and feminist scholarship. The scheme will launch in May 2020 as a pilot for a larger project in 2021.
Are you interested to participate in this pilot programme or do you know someone else who could be? Share this brochure. Note new deadline – 3 May! We are looking for diverse colleagues who through their experience in the program and some focussed reflection will help identify what is needed to support the long-term learning and success of feminist scholars and feminist scholarship in tertiary education, in industry, in government or within a faith-based organisation.
If you are interested in joining the pilot program, please submit a short application (500 words) by 3 May 2020 explaining how you think this program will be helpful, what you expect it could offer or achieve, and identifying the lenses you would bring to your participation. Outline your research interests, and tell us what you can bring to the work of the pilot program cohort.
Please include a few thoughts on what one of the following mean to you:
- What is feminism?
- What intersectional, life-enhancing and liberating approaches do we bring as feminists to our field?
- What is feminist academia?
- What do we want to redefine or reclaim in this area?
- What is a feminist workload?
- How do we proactively and intentionally make our work align with our values?
Send this expression of interest, with a copy of your CV, to Talitha Fraser before 3 May 2020
For more information or to discuss your application please contact the convenor of the ACFT Mentoring Working Group, Katharine Massam.
The Australian Collaborators in Feminist Theologies (Feminist Theologies) aims to consolidate and energise the University’s commitment to the participation of women and feminist scholars in the academy and for the churches. By fostering and forwarding feminist voice and vision we aim to promote Gospel justice by addressing issues relating to gender equality, class, race, sexuality, and ability.
The network is supported by the University of Divinity under its Strategic Goal 3: Feminist Theologies
This goal draws on the University’s tradition as the first Australian institution to award a degree in theology to a woman (Winifred Kiek, BD (1924)) and a flagship within the academy for the significant numbers of Catholic women religious, pastoral associates and others not seeking ordination, as well as those women who (since Kiek’s ordination in 1927) have been ordained as Christian ministers in Australia. It aims to grow further the existing network of feminist scholars that seeks to enable a fresh conversation through initiatives in research, publication, mentoring, and related teaching.