DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JULY 15, 2018
The GENDER and TRANSFORMATION: WOMEN in EUROPE Workshop—a project at New York University with support from the Network of East-West Women—invites speakers to submit proposals for Friday afternoon talks for the next academic year at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.
As is our usual practice, we are looking for speakers to discuss gender, sexuality, or women in Europe or Eurasia. For the academic year 2018-2019, we are particularly (but not only) interested in speakers addressing gendered dimensions of such issues as ageing, employment, immigration, environment, technology, health, reproduction, sexuality, education, and violence. The rise of illiberal populism and “anti-genderism” has rolled backed progress on many issues, but women and feminist groups have also fought back, including with their own #MeToo movements and against full criminalization of abortion in Poland. What impact have both feminist and anti-feminist movements had on political practices and institutions? What are the moral and ethical implications of these issues and related policies?
We offer a small honorarium. We regret that we cannot cover transportation expenses to New York City or offer assistance for visas or accommodations.
To propose a talk, please email the following to Janet Elise Johnson (Johnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu) and Mara Lazda (Mara.Lazda@bcc.cuny.edu):
- a title for your talk
- an abstract of less than 200 words describing your proposed talk
- a one-page curriculum vitae or resume.
- your schedule clarifying which weeks or months you plan to be in or near New York City and would like to present (proposals for the Spring semester will be passed on to the spring coordinators Nanette Funk and Sonia Jaffe Robbins)
All proposals are welcome from the region and experts from the U.S. or elsewhere, activists or scholars. We will get back to you as soon as possible.