Special Presentation

December 6 talk: Magdalena Grabowska on State Socialism in Poland and Georgia

Please join us Friday, December 6 for our last talk of 2013:

Magdalena Grabowska (Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology Warsaw University) 

Demystifying state-socialism: Women’s agency, the Socialist State and the Formation of the Feminist Movements in Poland and Georgia”

This talk is part of a larger project based in the semi-structured interviews with women who were active in communist parties and women’s groups during the 1970s and 1980s in Poland and Georgia. It aims at destabilizing existing paradigms of understanding the relationship between state socialism and post-state socialist women’s mobilizations in terms of disruption and discontinuity and highlighting the impact of local factors, including religion and location (within/outside Soviet Union) on the formation of socialist project(s) on women’s equality.

Location: NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, 285 Mercer St., 7th Floor, 4:30 to 6:00 pm.