Lighthouse Lecture Series: Reading Qantas History: Discourses of Intersectionality and the Early Years of Qantas

Lighthouse Lecture Series: Reading Qantas History: Discourses of Intersectionality and the Early Years of Qantas

The Faculty of Business and Economics welcomes Professor Albert J. Mills, Director of the Sobey School of Business PhD Management Program at Saint Mary’s University (Canada) through the Visiting International Scholar Award (VISA) Scheme to deliver a talk as part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series on Reading Qantas History: Discourses of Intersectionality and the Early Years of Qantas.

Professor Mills will present on preliminary research that seeks to understand the relationship between historical context, the past and the way that discriminatory practices cohere (or intersect) in different ways. In particular the talk examines how airline founder Hudson Fysh’s histories of Qantas serve to re/create specific hierarchies of race, class and gender.

Event Details

WHEN:
Tuesday 6 March 2018
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
WHERE:
MGSM Lecture Theatre 102
99 Talavera Rd, North Ryde NSW 2113
RSVP:
Register by 5 March 2018

The Speaker

Albert J. Mills, PhD is the Director of the Sobey School of Business PhD Management Program at Saint Mary’s University (Canada). Albert’s research focuses on the impact of organizational life on people, especially the development, maintenance, and changing character of discriminatory practices.

A key part of his studies involves understanding the role of history and the past. He has largely pursued this focus through a series of long term studies of commercial aviation, in particular British Airways, Pan American Airways, Air Canada and, more recently Qantas. The outcome of these studies can be seen in over forty books and Special Issues, and over 100 journals articles and a similar number of book chapters.

He is the co-editor of the journal Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, and Co-Chair of the International Board for Critical Management Studies. His more recent books include `Insights and Research on the study of Gender and Intersectionality in International Airline Cultures. Bingley: Emerald, (2017);AGEING, ORGANIZATIONS AND MANAGEMENT: Constructive discourses and critical perspectives: London: Palgrave, 2017; `Absent Aviators: Gender Issues in Aviation' (London: Ashgate, 2014).

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