Associate Professor Bronwyn Winter is a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, School of Languages and Cultures, Department of French Studies. She is also Director of the Faculty of Arts International and Comparative Literary Studies program.
She teaches the history, politics, cultures, societies and literatures of France and the French-speaking world (particularly North Africa and the Caribbean) as well as comparative literature and transnational studies, and has recently started developing teaching on the Philippines.
Her research covers areas such as women, religion, culture, ethnicity and rights, particularly although not exclusively with relation to the Muslim world and international Muslim diaspora; women in Australian, French and Philippine society and politics; transnational feminist theory and activism; women, globalisation and militarisation; lesbian-feminist theories and politics.
She is contributing co-editor of September 11, 2001: Feminist Perspectives (Spinifex 2002) and her book Hijab and the Republic: Uncovering the French Headscarf Debate, will be published by Syracuse University Press in November 2008. She is currently working on a book that will look at how 9-11 has impacted on women’s lives and on transnational feminist activism, several years down the track.
She is also active in the feminist and lesbian/gay movements.
Author's website: Bronwyn Winter homepage