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January 31, Justyna Wierzchowska, “Addressing History Through Lived Experience”

Welcome to the first Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop of Spring 2020.


NYU Center for European & Mediterranean Studies

Friday, January 31

Justyna Wierzchowska, PhD
Fulbright Senior Scholar, Associate Professor, NYU, 2019–2020;
Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

“Addressing History Through Lived Experience: Healing Transgenerational Trauma in Joanna Rajkowska’s Born in Berlin and A Letter to Rosa

53 Washington Square South,
3rd Floor East,
4:30–6 p.m.

Justyna W. use this picJustyna Wierzchowska holds MA degrees in American Studies and Philosophy, and a PhD in American Studies. She combines psychoanalysis, affect theory, and motherhood studies to explore the relational and affective dimensions of subjectivity that are manifested in contemporary European and American visual art and popular culture. She is the author of The Absolute and the Cold War: Discourses of Abstract Expressionism (2011), as well as co-editor of In Other Words: Dialogizing Postcoloniality, Race, and Ethnicity (2012) and of the special issue On Uses of Black Camp (2017). She is now researching the manifestations of the mothering function in contemporary visual art and the significance of the primary bond on the formation of the self. She teaches courses in philosophy, American art history, art theory, feminist art, and cultural studies. She translates into Polish American modern fiction and art-related books.

All are welcome, but you must RSVP Nanette Funk or Sonia Jaffe Robbins
NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
53 Washington Square South, 3rd floor East
4:30–6 p.m.
For details on the talk and and on the workshop series, see our blog:
https://gendertransformationeurope.wordpress.com
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SPRING 2020 Workshop Schedule

We have an exciting program planned for this spring. Come join us beginning January 31, 2020.

Gender and Transformation:
Women in Europe Workshop
NYU Center for European &
Mediterranean Studies

Fridays, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

January 31
“Addressing History Through Lived Experience: Healing Transgenerational Trauma in Joanna Rajkowska’s Born in Berlin and A Letter to Rosa
Justyna Wierzchowska
Fulbright Senior Scholar, NYU, 2019–2020
University of Warsaw, Institute of English Studies

February 28
“Gender Norms, Sexuality and Postsocialist Identity After Migration: Cultural Resocialization of Russian-speaking Women in Germany”
Irina Gewinner
PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Luxembourg, Institute of Education and Society; affiliated scholar with Institute of Sociology, Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany

March 13
“Women`s Organizations: Linking Formal Politics and Civil Society in Times of Undemocratic Uncertainty—Experiences from Contemporary Turkey”
Anna Ehrhart
PhD candidate in political science, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Mid Sweden University/Sweden; Research Fellow at the Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul (SRII)

April 17
Honoring Ann Snitow: On the Publication of Ann Snitow’s Visitors and on the Network of East-West Women
Panel: Irina Grudzinska Gross, Professor Emerita, Princeton University; Gosia Tarasiewicz, Executive Director, NEWW-Polska; Nanette Funk, Professor Emerita, Brooklyn College, and founding member of NEWW; and TBA

May 1
“ ‘Complainants, Citizens, Sisters’ — Ways of Empowering Marginalized Roma Women in Hungary: Strategic Litigation, Nonadversarial Actions and Community Building”
Lidia Balogh
Research Fellow, Research Centre for Social Sciences (Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence); Visiting Lecturer, ELTE University, Budapest

The workshop is located at the  Center for European & Mediterranean Studies at NYU, 53 Washington Square South, 3rd floor, 4:30-6 p.m. All are welcome, but you must RSVP to either Nanette Funk or Sonia Jaffe Robbins. For further information, contact Nanette Funk or Sonia Jaffe Robbins.

 

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