Department of French Studies, University of Sydney


Areas of Expertise
International Relations, Globalization, Human Security, Women, Peace and Security

Bronwyn Winter is based in the Department of French Studies at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on gender and sexual orientation in relation to religion, ethnicity, the state, international rights frameworks and transnational social movements. She has published on these issues as they present in France, Australia, the Philippines, Turkey, North Africa, the Middle East and transnationally. Her publications include the books Hijab and the Republic: Uncovering the French Headscarf Debate (Syracuse University Press 2008), and the international anthology September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives (Hawthorne and Winter eds, Spinifex 2002), and she is currently working on a follow-up monograph to the latter publication, on the medium-term impacts of 9/11 for women. She is also on the international editorial board of a major new Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies, ed. N. Naples et al, to be published by Wiley-Blackwell from 2015. She teaches in four programs including International and Global Studies and European Studies, and is currently the coordinator of the Indigenous Australian Studies program.

Recent Publications 
Bronwyn Winter (2014). “Walking the Middle of the Peace Road? The Emergence of JCall in France.” Modern and Contemporary France, 22(1).

Bronwyn Winter (2013). Placard. In Alison Bartlett, Margaret Henderson (Eds.), Things That Liberate: An Australian Feminist Wunderkammer. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Bronwyn Winter (2013). “Public and Private: Politicizing the Personal – Questioning the Public/Private Divide” In Liz Conor (Eds.), A Cultural History of Women In The Modern Age. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, imprint of Bloomsbury.

Bronwyn Winter (2013). ‘Secularism and Religious Freedom: Challenging the “Postsecular”‘, In Lily Zubaidah Rahim (Eds.), Muslim Secular Democracy: Voices from Within, . New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Bronwyn Winter (2012). “Foulard or cocarde? Gendered Imagery of Radicalized Women in Postcolonial France”. In Alison M. Moore (Eds.), Sexing Political Culture in the History of France. New York: Cambria Press.

Updated July, 2014