Special Presentation

November 5 2pm: Balogh on Roma Women in Hungary

Please join us for our next workshop on Friday November 5 from 2pm to 3pm (EDT) when our speaker will be:

Lídia Balogh, Research Fellow, Centre for Social Sciences (Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence) on

Complainants, Citizens, Sisters – Ways of Empowering Marginalized Roma Women in Hungary: Strategic Litigation, Non-adversarial Actions and Community-Building

Lídia Balogh works for the Centre for Social Sciences (Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence) as a Research Fellow. She is a visiting lecturer at the ELTE University Faculty of Social Sciences in Budapest and serves as a national expert in the European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-discrimination. She provides supervision to a regional women’s rights NGO, Regina Foundation Miskolc, relating to projects implemented with the involvement of women from a marginalized rural community. In 2018-2020 she contributed to the project “Civil Society Monitoring of National Roma Integration Strategies” (funded by the European Commission) as a gender expert, and in 2016-2019 she supported the work of the European Roma Rights Centre relating to women’s rights issues. She defended her PhD dissertation in 2016, at the Media Theory Program of ELTE University, Budapest. She holds MAs in Nationalism Studies and in Communication Studies.

We ask that participants read the presenter’s paper in advance. Dr. Balogh will provide some introductory comments (10 minutes) at the workshop, after which attendees are invited to ask questions based on the paper and introductory comments.

The paper will be available one week in advance. Please email Mara Lazda ( for the paper.

Zoom link for workshop:

Special Presentation

Oct. 22: Gapova on women in Belarus protests

A Gendered Perspective on the Belarusian Revolution: Reframing Women’s Agency

Elena Gapova, Western Michigan University 

Elena Gapova is Professor of Sociology at Western Michigan University. She was also the Founding Director of Centre for Gender Studies at European Humanities University in Minsk (Belarus). She writes extensively on gender, nationhood, class, and intellectuals in the post-Soviet region and, specifically, in Belarus. Among other publications, she is the author of “The Classes of Nations: Feminist Critique of Nationbuilding” (Moscow: NLO, 2016).

Friday, Oct. 22, 2021

2-3 PM New York time

via Zoom

New Format! We ask speakers to submit a 10-20 page (double-spaced) paper one week in advance of the workshop. At the workshop, the speakers will present for 5 to 10 minutes. Participants are then expected to discuss the paper based on the written version and these introductory comments.

Please email Mara Lazda at for the paper.