Spring 2011 schedule

January 28

Kristen Ghodsee, Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for  Advanced Study, Harvard; The John S. Osterweis Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Bowdoin College

“The Feminist International: Communist Mass Women’s Organizations and Second World/Third World Alliances during the U.N. Decade for Women, 1975-1985”

February 11

Mara Lazda, Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts

“The Discourse of Military Occupation: Gender in World War II Latvia and Recent Conflicts”

March TBD

Sonja Lokar, CEE Network for Gender Issues, Ljubljana Office

“Transforming Improved Representation of Women into Effective Parliamentary Action” 

April 15

Regine Dhoquis-Cohen, Associate Professor, Law and Sociology,  Paris VII, Denis Diderot; Professor Emeritus of  Sociology, Paris VII; Co-Author, Chronicles of Small Abuses of Power, (with Anne Zelensky, cofounder of the Women’s Liberation Movement, France)

“Is Feminism an “Agent of Civilization?’”

May 13

Nadieszda Kizenko, Associate Professor of Russian History, SUNY Albany                                             

 “The Reinvention of Tradition:  Russian Women and the of Orthodoxy”

June 3

Dr. Mirjana Dedaic, Visiting Assistant Professor, Culture and Technology Program,  Georgetown University

“What Language Can Tell Us About Print Media Positioning Of  Female Politicians in Croatia”


Spring 2011 Call for Papers

New York University 
    Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
    and the Network of East-West Women

 Fridays 4:30-6:30 p.m
 at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

New York University
285 Mercer Street, 7th floor
(between Waverly and Washington Place)

      The Gender and Transition Workshop at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies invites speakers to submit proposals for talks for  Spring  2011. The topic can be about any issue on gender in relation to east and central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including the Baltic countries and Central Asia or in relation to other parts of Europe. It should not be a general topic; it should cover some specific area of research, activism, or expertise, for example (but not excluding related topics) on gender and NGOs in the region, on gender policy in the region, on feminist political theory and the region, on current political and economic developments and the region, etc.

       We CANNOT cover transportation expenses to New York City, so the speaker should be someone who is or expects to be in the New York area. We can, however, offer an honorarium for the talk.

       All proposals are welcome, both by women from the region and experts from the U.S. or elsewhere. We invite activists as well as scholars and researchers.

       The workshop is a small, informal, and friendly group of about 20 feminist scholars, activists, and journalists that has been meeting for more than 15 years. We have general background information, so general talks are not relevant for this group.

       If you would like to present a talk for this workshop, please e-mail one of the following two workshop moderators:
Nanette Funk,
and Janet Johnson,

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