Cultural Inclusion Series: Culture and its Connection to Gendered Attitudes to Violence

Thursday 8 August 2019 at 12.30–1.30pm

Event details

Diversity and Inclusion at Deakin presents the inaugural Cultural Inclusion Series.

This seminar is part of a three-part series that provides a unique opportunity to hear from several of our leading academics as they share their knowledge and expertise across a range of topics in the field of cultural inclusion and teaching and learning processes.

Academics will learn about addressing stereotyping comments and behaviours in the classroom as well as topics to understand how to create an inclusive learning environment. Participants can choose to attend in person, watch the live stream online or see the recording after scheduled dates.


Culture and its Connection to Gendered Attitudes to Violence

Speakers: Dr Lata Satyen and Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli
Date: Thursday 8 August 2019, 12.30–1.30pm
Location: Burwood Corporate Centre, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Hwy, Burwood

Dr Lata Satyen is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Deakin University, and a Registered Psychologist. She has been teaching psychology for the last 21 years in cross-cultural, forensic and clinical psychology and has supervised over 50 research projects. She conducts research in the area of migrant wellbeing and family violence, especially in relation to the cultural factors that mediate family violence. She has published her work in journals and book chapters and has presented her work at international and national conferences. She has also obtained a range of grants to establish primary prevention programs for culturally diverse groups.

Lata also works as a pro-bono psychologist and assists victims of family violence in critical and non-critical situations. In this role, Lata works with the entire gamut of agencies involved in victim and child protection including the family and magistrates courts, the medical system, immigration review systems, country consulates, legal professionals, health service providers and local councils. In 2017, she was awarded the Government of Victoria Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs for her work in the area of family violence.

Dr Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli is an independent researcher at Deakin University, and a member of its Gender and Sexuality Studies Network and LGBTIQ Network, researching in gender diversity, cultural diversity, family diversity and sexual diversity.

Author and editor of 15 academic and non-academic books, Maria has won 2 Lambda (GLBTIQ) Literary Awards, and has gained international recognition for writing Australia’s first AIDS biography, doing Australia’s first research into ethnic minority GLBTIQ, bisexuality in schools, and women in relationships with bisexual men. Maria is a Founding Member of the Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council and recently edited their anthology, 'Living and Loving in Diversity: An anthology of multicultural queer adventures'.

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Learn more about other Cultural Inclusion Series seminars:

Indigenous Knowledges

Generating Inclusive Conversations in the Classroom

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Date and time

Thursday 8 August 2019


Burwood Corporate Centre
Deakin University
221 Burwood Hwy