Dr Victoria RawlingsSenior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Sydney
Presenting at the 2024 RSIS Conference
Keynote Presentation: Speaking Gender and Sexuality Diversity at school: How to get talk right.
Research indicates that schools continue to be places that are hostile towards or silent about gender and sexuality diversity. There is also, however, data that shows that through their talk and actions, teachers can positively affirm this diversity, and increase feelings of safety, belonging and comfort for sexuality and gender diverse students. This presentation will cover how we can ‘see’ gender and sexuality diversity, and the best ways to talk about it in schooling environments.
Dr Victoria Rawlings
Victoria Rawlings is a Senior Lecturer and ARC DECRA Fellow in the University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work. She works alongside school communities with teacher and student co-researchers to explore and influence institutional cultures of gender and sexuality. She also conducts research on cultures of gender and sexuality in other spaces, and has previously worked with girls and women who umpire Australian Football and queer scientists.