New Scarlet Letter Podcast: Dr Renata Alexander

A new Scarlet Letter podcast is now out featuring feminist academic and barrister Dr Renata Alexander.

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This interview features Renata talking about how coming from a holocaust survivor family, feminism has become the main vehicle through which she conducts her academic and legal practice. Listen to learn about how the Sit Down Girlie column came about.

We have begun the podcast series by interviewing members of the feminist legal studies group. In this episode, we focus on the work of our family violence researchers, one of the six areas of research strength we have in our Feminist Legal Studies Group.

Our six areas of particular research strength are
1. family violence;
2. alcohol, drugs and gender;
3. the impact of energy policy/climate change upon women;
4. women’s economic empowerment (including labour rights, taxation, unpaid work, privacy);
5. women, poverty and international movement;
6. reproductive health and abortion reform.

Renata is interviewed in this episode by Tamara Wilkinson and Becky Batagol.

You can access the podcast episode here through Soundcloud and iTunes.

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Tamara Wilkinson, Renata Alexander (and her tights) and Becky Batagol in the interview room


New Podcast: Dr Azadeh Dastyari

A new episode of podcast of the feminist Legal studies Group, which we call the Scarlet Letter, has just been released.

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In episode 4 of the Scarlet Letter, Dr Azadeh Dastyari links her activist upbringing in Iran to her current work on offshore processing centres  for asylum seekers and how reading feminists such as Virginia Woolf and Catharine MacKinnon as a teenager was the bridge to her current explorations of power and abuse of power by governments. You can listen to find out why Azadeh was arrested and imprisoned with her mother and how her name reflects her work.

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Dr Azadeh Dastyari

This podcasts features Dr Ronli Sifris asking the hard questions and, guest interviewer, Tamara Wilkinson, researcher in the Faculty of Law at Monash University.

You can find the Scarlet Letter via Soundcloud, iTunes or the RSS feed.