CfP: Gender in postcommunist countries of East, South and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union (Event, monthly, virtual space); by: 20.07.2021

Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop (Web)

Time: monthly on Fridays, 8-9 PM Poland time, 2-3 PM New York time
Venue: Zoom
Proposal review begins: 20.07.2021

For this next year „Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop“ would like to create a virtual, international space to meet, share ideas, and keep exploring the questions at the intersection of feminist activism and empiricism that have driven the workshop since 1993: The exploration of questions related to gender in postcommunist countries of East, South and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including the Baltic countries and Central Asia, and their relationship to Europe and the European Union.

This year the theme is wide open. Presenters share a 10-15 page paper in advance to those who have registered. The workshop presentation will be limited to 20 minutes to allow maximum time for conversation. The organizers will moderate the sessions so that the participants check in with what they are all thinking about, hear and see the key ideas of the paper, and have lots of time to discuss collaboratively, using all the Zoom tools available.

The purpose is to continue as an informal and friendly gathering for feminist scholars, activists, and journalists to discuss recent theoretical and/or critical work, empirical research, and critical and scholarly reflections on activism.

To participate, please fill out this google form with your name, email, location/affiliation, current related interests. The organizers have also created a space there for the participants to share their thoughts and suggestions about the workshop. If you’d like to present your ideas this year, please also add the following:

  • tentative title for your talk
  • abstract of less than 200 words describing your proposed talk
  • up to 5 recent publications or information about your activism
  • your schedule clarifying which Fridays you could present

For more information on the workshop’s history, see its weblog (Link)


Janet Elise Johnson, Brooklyn College, City Univ. of New York:
Mara Lazda, Bronx Community College, City Univ. of New York:

Forthcoming in July 2021 (Link)

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