CfP: Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop (Event, 2019/20, New York); by: 15.07.2019


Venue: New York
Time: the academic year 2019-2020
Proposals by: 15.07.2019

The project at New York University with support from the Network of East-West Women invites speakers to submit proposals for Friday afternoon talks for the next academic year at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.

The organizers are looking for speakers to discuss gender, sexuality, or women in Europe or Eurasia. For the academic year 2019-2020, on the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of state socialism in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, there is are particularly (but not only) interest in speakers addressing the question: how do we best advance the field, given the attacks on gender studies and gender activism? Themes might include (but are not limited to):

  • What new coalitions/new forms of political action have gender activists and scholars created, e.g., with immigrants?
  • How do political parties, e.g., the Greens and environmental organizations, offer possibilities for collaboration for gender activists and scholars today?
  • How successful has grassroots mobilization been? Have other forms of mobilization been more or less successful?
  • Why and how have questions of intimacy, sexuality, and pleasure become a part of the field and politics now?

The workshop’s focus is on the postcommunist countries of East, South and Central Europe and … read more (Web).

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