Dr Pia Rowe is a Political Scientist and a Gender Equality advocate.
I study the everyday life and the culture because I believe that the social fabric of the society is just as important as the structures that govern them.
My research spans from innovative forms of citizen-participation to unpaid labour at home and national gender equality attitudes in Australia.
My Academic Journey
My return back to academia after several years' break had very personal and private beginnings. In 2010, the famous catchphrase 'the personal is political' gained a whole new level of relevance to me, as I found myself at home, negotiating a new life with a toddler and a newborn in tow. Too tired to organise catch-ups with my friends and in a fog of relentless exhaustion, I found myself connecting...
"We need to change the discourse if we want to see a real cultural shift in gender norms and child rearing."