Events

Women at Work: Australia and the United States

5 October 2016

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Please join us for the launch of Women at Work: Australia and the United States, where co-authors of the report, Rae Cooper and Marian Baird, will be joined in a panel discussion hosted by Sky News Presenter and 42nd Premier of NSW Kristina Keneally, followed by drinks and canapés.

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American politics in the time of Trump: Don Watson in conversation with James Brown

6 October 2016

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Join Don Watson and fellow Quarterly Essayist James Brown for a discussion about the strangest election campaign the US has ever seen. In Quarterly Essay 63: Enemy Within, Don Watson takes a memorable journey into the heart of the United States in the year 2016.

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The Rise of the Populists

10 October 2016

Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

From Sanders to Xenophon, Trump to Hanson, and even Brexit, 2016 has been a year marked by a rise in populist political movements. 

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American Cultures Workshop: The stigma of whiteness? Peace movement organising and the egalitarian ideal in the 1980s

12 October 2016

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The American Cultures Workshop unites scholars of disparate disciplinary and methodological backgrounds from across the Asia/Pacific region who share a common research focus on the United States. This workshop features guest speaker Kyle Harvey of Macquarie University on the topic “The stigma of whiteness? Peace movement organising and the egalitarian ideal in the 1980s”.

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White trash/trashed whites: Questions of class and whiteness in US history

19 October 2016

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

White trash. The phrase immediately conjures up a host of derogatory popular culture images from the fictional Dukes of Hazzard to the reality show antics of Honey Boo Boo. More recently, the blame for the ascendancy of the Republican Presidential Nominee, Donald Trump, has fallen upon ‘white trash’ communities. At this academic seminar, researchers Sarah Dunstan, Hollie Pich and Daniel Dixon will explore the history of the US in terms of white trash.

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Race, Racism and the Race to the White House: Cedric Johnson in conversation with Thomas Adams

25 October 2016

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Crime, immigration, poverty, disenfranchisement, police brutality, inequality: no matter the proxy, race has been the undercurrent of almost every major campaign issue in the 2016 US election. Anti-immigration forces and white supremacists have become more visible at a time when the voting power of the Latino and African-American communities has never been stronger. But where does this political polarity lead? What are the long-term implications for how race, racism, and inequality have been mobilised in American political culture?

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American Cultures Workshop: The Political (Un)Consciousness of Contemporary American Humour

26 October 2016

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The American Cultures Workshop unites scholars of disparate disciplinary and methodological backgrounds from across the Asia/Pacific region who share a common research focus on the United States. This workshop features guest speaker Nick Holm of Massey University on the topic “The Political (Un)Consciousness of Contemporary American Humour”.

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American Cultures Workshop: Too large to admit of much nicety’? Agricultural Improvement English Estates and Virginia Plantations, 1750-1820.

9 November 2016

Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

The American Cultures Workshop unites scholars of disparate disciplinary and methodological backgrounds from across the Asia/Pacific region who share a common research focus on the United States. This workshop features guest speaker Dominic Hennessy of the University of Queensland presenting “‘Too large to admit of much nicety’? Agricultural Improvement English Estates and Virginia Plantations, 1750-1820.”

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VIDEOS & INTERVIEWS

Richard Fontaine

Is there anything Trump can't get away with?

Alliance 21 fellow Richard Fontaine on ABC TV The Drum.


Planet America

Planet America Convention specials

Rewatch our live Convention specials with ABC's Planet America, as our experts dissect Trump, Clinton and what's ahead in the race.


Simon Jackman

About the US Studies Centre

Centre CEO Simon Jackman explains the Centres wide range of teaching, research, study abroad and outreach activities.

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