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.

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