This year’s lecture in the Master of Development Practice (MDP) will be delivered by Prof Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, from ANU. The lecture is entitled ‘ The secret and gendered lives of the underground‘ and will take place on 3 November 2021, 5pm-6pm in the Mitchie Building (9), Room 221, St Lucia Campus.
The lecture is intended to take you on a journey into the belly of a coal mine where alternative imaginations and subaltern voices create the underground as a gendered space. By bringing women’s voices to the forefront, Kuntala will draw attention to the politics of imagining space, and will argue that the attention to ‘the material’ in modernity has ignored how nature and gendered humans co-constitute the space that is imagined as the source of resources.
Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt is a Professor at the Australian National University, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. She researches the social aspects of resources, in particular, both large, industrial, and informal, artisanal and small-scale resource extraction, water management, and feminization of agriculture in rural communities, in South Asian countries but also in Indonesia, Lao PDR, Papua New Guinea and Mongolia. Currently, Kuntala is researching how global coal sector transition can be gender-just. More information about Kuntala can be gleaned from her staff page.
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