April 27: Olena Nikolayenko, “Women on the Maidan: Gender and the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine”

Join us for our final workshop this semester, on April 27

Olena Nikolayenko
associate professor of political science,
Fordham University

“Women on the Maidan:
Gender and the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine”

Olena Nikolayenko is associate professor of political science at Fordham University. She is alNikolayenko_photoso an associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. Nikolayenko received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto and has held visiting appointments at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Stanford University; the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Princeton University; and the Department of Sociology, the National University of Kyiv–Mohyla Academy, Ukraine. Her research interests include comparative democratization, social movements, political behavior, women’s activism, and youth, with a regional focus on Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. In her recent book, Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2017), she examined tactical interactions between nonviolent youth movements and incumbent governments in five post-communist states: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Her articles have appeared in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, Comparative Sociology, Europe-Asia Studies, The International Political Science Review, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Youth and Society, and other journals.

It is ESSENTIAL that you RSVP to Sonia Jaffe Robbins so that we can leave your name with security at the front desk.
We meet at the Center for European & Mediterranean Studies, NYU, 53 Washington Square South, 3rd floor, 4:30-6 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). After the workshop, we usually continue the discussion over an informal dinner, and all are welcome.

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