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Women's Studies Association (NZ)/Pae Akoranga Wāhine

Kia ora and welcome to the Women's Studies Association of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Our aim is to promote women's studies by encouraging feminist research and scholarship, promoting women's studies courses and events, preserving feminist heritage and sharing the work of our members through publications, events and conferences.

As a feminist organisation, our commitment is to women's studies making an impact by reducing gender-based inequalities and leading to positive changes for women.

We acknowledge Te Tiriti o Waitangi as foundational to our work and we encourage diversity in our organisation and in women's studies.

See more about WSA(NZ) in About Us.

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The 2016 Rosemary Seymour Awards

are now open for entries.

The Women's Studies Journal Graduate Prize for a Feminist Essay in 2016

Entries are open for the 2016 Women's Studies Journal Graduate Prize for a Feminist Essay, awarded by the Women's Studies Association, and administered by the editorial collective of the Women's Studies Journal. The award will be presented to the author/s of a submitted essay that is considered by the judging panel to best represent feminist scholarship. For the 2016 prize the theme is open - we welcome submissions from all feminist graduate students.

Entries for the 2016 prize will close on 1 September 2016, and the winning essay will be announced on 1 November 2016. The award consists of a citation from the Women's Studies Association, $500, and consideration for publication in the Women's Studies Journal.

Please see the CALL FOR ENTRIES in pdf or docx format.

See the latest Women's Studies Journal for the winning and runner-up essays from 2015.


Conference 2016

University of Auckland, Friday 2, Saturday 3 September 2016

Conference theme:
Re/generation: New Landscapes in Feminism and Women's Studies

The Conference Programme as presented to attendees is available for download here.

A summary of the evaluations of the Conference may be viewed here.

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Roll on the Revolution...but not till after Xmas!

Selected feminist writing by Margot Roth

New publication from the Women's Studies Association/Pae Akoranga Wāhine

"Funny, with a sharp eye for the absurd, Margot speaks to us from 'down among the women'". Sandra Coney

Margot Roth, writer, columnist and feminist activist, began writing newspaper columns in the 1940s as a journalist and freelanced for parenting, peace and political magazines.

She contributed feminist columns to Broadsheet magazine in the 1980s and 1990s and her column has appeared regularly in the Women's Studies Association (NZ) Newsletter since 1984.

Now 95 and living in Melbourne, she continues to entertain her readers from across the Tasman with her own brand of wit and wisdom.

The Margot Collective, a group of her fans, has selected extracts from over seventy years of Margot's feminist writing, which show vividly and humorously that many of the issues she raised many decades ago are still issues for women today.

Margot bids everyone a nice day, but says she has other plans. Enjoy!

Order your copy now from The Women's Bookshop ($24.99 RRP)

Roll on the Revolution will be launched in Melbourne on July 28th, Wellington August 11th and Auckland September 2nd. Contact for an invite.