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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 Johnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu 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.

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