The Centre for Research on Group Processes
within the School of Psychologys Social Psychology Seminar Series (UQ)
The Australian Identity:
What it is What it does How it works Change and Resistance
Friday, 30th November 2007
3-4:30pm Room 302-3 McElwain (Psychology) Building no. 24A
This forum brings together researchers from five different disciplinary backgrounds at the University of Queensland. Dr.s Anne Brown, from the Australian Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Richard Devetak, from Political Science and International Studies, Winnifred Louis, from Psychology, Fiona Nicoll, from Cultural Studies, and Celmara Pocock, from Anthropology / Australian Studies, form a panel chaired by Prof. Jolanda Jetten to discuss:
* What is the Australian identity? What does it do and how does it work? What are the processes and effects of change and resistance to change?
* Panel members own research on questions related to the Australian identity, and approaches to the topic in their disciplines
* Where research and thinking in the area should go next
The panel presentation and audience discussion will run from 3-4pm. Interested individuals are invited to stay on for 30 minutes of informal conversation and refreshments from 4 to 4:30 pm. Please note the forum will start and end punctually.
The seminars are free, and all academics, staff, students, and interested persons are welcome.