The Long Game: Women in Sport Today

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
5 June 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Ellen van Neerven, Nicole Hayes, Kate Doak, and Tegan Higginbotham

How are ideas, and our expectations, around gender and sport evolving? And how does sport inform our sense of self? Who gets to play, and who gets to win, in the field of sports?

In an outstanding new essay collection, Balancing Acts: Women in Sport, a dream-team of Australia’s finest writers, including Ellen Van Neerven, Tegan Higginbotham and Nicole Hayes, wrestle with these questions and more. The essays explore the ways women and non-binary people negotiate a traditionally male-dominated space, with topics ranging from sexualisation in surf culture to marginalisation in boxing, and the vast power imbalance between athletes and coaches.

At the Wheeler Centre in June, we’ll discuss shifting perspectives and shifting goal-posts in gender and sport.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Readings will be our bookseller at this event.