Special Presentation

Dec 1: Zorica Siročić on Croatian Resistance to Anti-Genderism

Join us on December 1st for our last presentation of the fall semester.

Zorica Siročić (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, University of Graz; M.A. Central European University; Diploma University of Zagreb) will speak on “Croatian Resistance to Contemporary ‘Anti-Gender Mobilizations: A Local Example of a Trans-Nationalized Movement-Counter Movement Interaction.”Sirocic_PHOTO_2_Reduced resolution

 Siročić’s project is a study of contemporary feminist mobilizations in Southeastern Europe from a perspective of political sociology. This research project has been financed by the Steiermärkische Sparkasse and the University of Graz (Scholarship for Young Researchers), the European Commission (Erasmus Mundus) and the Johanna Dohnal Archive (Johanna Dohnal Scholarship).

Friday, December 1, 2017

4:30 to 6:00pm

Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University

53 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor (the new location).

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Special Presentation

Nov. 17: Cassiday on gender/Putin

CassidayPhotoJulie A. Cassiday
Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian Williams College

“Charisma, Camp, or Kitsch?
Gender in Putin’s Russia”

Co-sponsored by the
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia

Friday, November 17, 4:30 to 6:00PM

Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, NYU
53 Washington Square South, 3rd floor
(the new location)

Everyone is welcome, but please RSVP to so that we can leave your name at security.

Julie Cassiday is a Professor of Russian at Williams College, where she has been a member of the Department of German and Russian for over twenty years.  She currently serves as the department Chair, as well as Chair of the Executive Committee of Williams’ Center for Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. She is Vice President (and President-Elect) of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies.   Her recent work includes a collaboration with Emily Johnson on a study of the cult of personality surrounding Vladimir Putin and published on Russia’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.  Cassiday has also written on performance artist Vladislav Mamyshev-Monro, widely hailed as Russia’s first drag queen, and she anticipates discussing drag, camp, kitsch, and charisma in a book-length study of gender during the Putin era. Cassiday advocates diversity of all types in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and she works actively to promote the inclusion of underrepresented groups in the field.