Yearly Archives: 2011

Dec. 2 sex ed in the Czech Republic

Kateřina Lišková, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Program, Masaryk University

“Beyond Belief?  Religious Conservatives and Sex Education in the Czech Republic”

Kateřina Lišková is Assistant Professor in the Gender Studies program at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Masaryk University, in the Czech Republic. Her research is focused on gender, sexuality, and the social organization of intimacy. She was affiliated with the New School for Social Research as a Fulbright Scholar,  and as a Visiting Scholar with New York University. She has lectured at various U.S. universities and her papers have appeared in several monographs published by Routledge, SAGE and Blackwell. Her book Good Girls Look the Other Way, Feminism and Pornography (in Czech) was published by Sociological Publishing House (2009).

For more info, see http://www.muni.cz/people/10222/cv.

 Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m.

at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

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

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Nov. 4: Turkey, sex trade, Anna Louie Sussman

“Sex and the State: The Disappearance of Turkey’s Legal Sex Trade”

Anna Louie Sussman, freelance journalist, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Anna Louie Sussman is a New York-based investigative reporter covering local and international human rights and social justice issues, politics and policy, gender, culture, and the odd crime story. Contact her with story ideas, tips, comments and criticism: annasussman[at]gmail[dot]com, and follow her on Twitter: @annalouiesuss.

For Anna’s blog, see http://annalouiesussman.com/.  For related readings,see

Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m.

at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

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

October 14 Adding Isabel Marcus to NEWW Reflection and Party!!!

Ann Snitow, Associate Professor of Literature and Gender Studies, Director of the Gender Studies Program at the New School, co-founder of the Network of East-West Women in 1991

Malgorzata Tarasiewicz, Director of the Network of East-West Women

Isabel Marcus, Professor and Director of International and Graduate Programs, University at Buffalo Law School, long-term NEWW  board member

Reflections on twenty years of East-West collaboration

Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m.

at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

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

All friends and members of NEWW are invited to the party afterwards at the loft (167 Spring St. Bell #3, between Thompson St. and West Broadway), starting around 7pm.

WE WILL CELEBRATE TOGETHER THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEWW.

Monday, Oct 17 Listening to the Women of Bosnia

New York University
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

and the Network of East-West Women

present the

Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop

      (Cosponsored with the CNRS NYU Center for International Research in the Humanities & Social Sciences / UMI 3199 Transitions )

Monday, October 17 

7:00-8:30PM   

       

    (Note: Note the different time and place than our regular meetings.)   

Listening to the Women of Bosnia:
A Screening
 and Book  presentation

Book: Surviving the Bosnian Genocide: The Women of Srebrenica Speak(Indiana University Press, 2001)

Speaker: Professor Selma Leydesdorff, University of  Amsterdam                                            

Film Screening: I came to testify

Director & Executive Producer: Pamela HOGAN.  Coproduction: Thirteen and Fork Films, WNET & ITVS. 52 minutes.

 

Commentators:

Peggy Kuo, Former Prosecutor at the International Criminal  Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia                                                

Mohamed Sacerby, Former Minister and Ambassador of Bosnia-Herzegovina  

Professor Gregory Stanton, George Mason University, President of Genocide Watch               

 Pamela Hogan,  Producer, PBS.

In the presence of  Margaret WAHLSTROM, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the UN & Mirsada COLAKOVIC, Deputy Representative, Permanent Mission of Bosnia-Herzegovina at the UN.                          

Place: NYU Cantor Film Center, 36 East 8th Street

*******  Please   RSVP : valerie.dubois@nyu.edu ***

More info: http://www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news/2011/09/22/nyu-to-host-listening-to-the-women-of-bosniaa-screening-and-book-presentationoct-17.html

Film also screened on PBS as part of a series on Women, War, and Peace, http://www.pbs.org/wnet/women-war-and-peace/

October 14 NEWW Reflection and Party!!!

Ann Snitow, Associate Professor of Literature and Gender Studies, Director of the Gender Studies Program at the New School, co-founder of the Network of East-West Women in 1991

Malgorzata Tarasiewicz, Director of the Network of East-West Women

Reflections on twenty years of East-West collaboration

Friday 4:30-6:00 p.m.

at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

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

All friends and members of NEWW are invited to the party afterwards at the loft (167 Spring St. Bell #3, between Thompson St. and West Broadway), starting around 7pm.

WE WILL CELEBRATE TOGETHER THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEWW.

 

 

“Policing Microbes and People: Raw Milk Politics in Post-Socialist Europe”

Please join us this Friday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM for Feast and Famine colloquium, Room 1080, 10th Floor, 35 West 4th Street, NYU

Diana Mincyte joined the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU as Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow this Fall. Mincyte’s research lies at the intersection of food studies, economic sociology, and environmental studies. Her book focuses on diverse raw milk economies in post-socialist Lithuania to examine how European agro-food politics and sustainable development map on local practices and notions of risks, safety, and subsistence.

Please note that participants are asked to read papers in advance. To receive a copy of this week’s paper, please email Diana at diana.mincyte@nyu.edu.

Sept 9: Katherine Gregory, PhD, MS, MA, author of The Everyday Lives of Sex Workers in the Netherlands “The Everyday Lives of Transgendered Sex Workers in the Netherlands”

For more by the speaker, check out:

The Everyday Lives of Sex Workers in the Netherlands (Routledge Press: 2005)

http://www.amazon.com/Everyday-Workers-Netherlands-Approaches-Sociology/dp/0415972345

 

A chapter on transgendered streetwalking in the following anthology:

Transgender Identities: Towards a Social Analysis of Gender Diversity, Sally Hines and Tam Sanger (eds). New York; Routledge. April 2010

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=sally+hines

 

Fall 2011 schedule: Sex! and a birthday party

Sept 9

Katherine Gregory, PhD, MS, MA, author of The Everyday Lives of Sex Workers in the Netherlands

“The Everyday Lives of Transgendered Sex Workers in the Netherlands”

Oct. 14

Ann Snitow, Associate Professor of Literature and Gender Studies, Director of the Gender Studies Program at the New School, co-founder of the Network of East-West Women in 1991

Malgorzata Tarasiewicz, Director of the Network of East-West Women

Reflections on twenty years of East-West collaboration

(followed by 20th birthday party for the Network East-West Women at Ann Snitow’s, 167 Spring St. Bell #11, between West Broadway and Thompson St)

Nov. 4

Anna Louie Sussman, freelance journalist, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

“Sex and the State: The Disappearance of Turkey’s Legal Sex Trade”

Dec. 2

Katerina Liskova, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Program, Masaryk University

“Beyond Belief?  Religious Conservatives and Sex Education in the Czech Republic”

 

Fridays 4:30-6:00 p.m.

at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

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

Call for speakers Fall 2011

Twentieth Anniversary of the founding of the Network East-West Women

The GENDER and TRANSFORMATION in EUROPE Workshop invites speakers to submit proposals for Friday afternoon talks for Fall 2011 at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.

We are looking for speakers to discuss gender, sexuality, or women in Europe or Eurasia, especially talks that consider the impact of broader cultural, political, or economic transformations.  Historically, we have focused on the postcommunist countries of East and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including the Baltic countries and Central Asia, but we are also interested in explorations of gender in Western Europe or comparisons with gender in other parts of the world.

The workshop is an informal and friendly group of about 20 feminist scholars, activists, and journalists who have been meeting for more than 15 years and are knowledgeable about the region. This is the perfect space to present recent field research or scholarly reflections on your activism.

We offer an honorarium; however, we regret that we cannot cover transportation expenses to New York City.

For more information–and details about how to propose a talk–see https://gendertransformationeurope.wordpress.com/.

 

 

Last workshop of the 2010-11 season!

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

Friday, June 4:30-6:30pm

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”  

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

Mirjana Dedaic is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Communication, Culture & Technology Program (CCT). Previously, she taught at Fairfield University, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Virginia, and the University of Split (Croatia). She has also served as an International Broadcaster and Editor of Croatian Programs at Voice of America. She received a B.A. in South Slavic Languages and World Literatures from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, an M.A. in Philology from the same University, a second M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Virginia and Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University.

Professor Dedaic has an interdisciplinary background that includes theoretical, cognitive and sociocultural linguistics, communication theories, literature, semiotics, positioning theory, critical discourse studies, and identity studies.

Professor Dedaic published papers in leading linguistic journals, including Journal of Pragmatics and Journal of Sociolinguistics, and several book chapters. Her newest book is South Slavic Discourse Particles theory (2010), a pioneering volume in the field. Previously, she co-edited a volume At War with Words (2003) that explores the link between language and conflict through comparative and case study analyses in various regions of the world.

Among Dr. Dedaic’s current projects are a book on the discursive construction of the stepmother, an edited volume offering a new view of national identity construction through the lens of Bourdieu’s habitus (this book includes 12 chapters authored by CCT students and alumni), and articles on conceptual metaphor blending in media discourse on female politicians, positioning of prisoner bloggers, and the language of ICTY.

Dedaic joined CCT in 2006, where she has taught Language and Politics, Intercultural Communication, Constructing National Identity through Communication, Netspeak: Language, Discourse, and Identity on the Internet, and Ethnography of Communication. She also mentors projects with the Georgetown University Women Leadership Initiative (GUWLI). She takes pride in her collaborations with CCT students, with whom she organized, and/or presented at, eight conference panels. Students in Professor Dedaic’s Netspeak class maintain and develop the Netaphor Wiki – a wiki dedicated to the Internet related metaphors.
A native of Croatia, Professor Dedaic came to the United States on a Fulbright grant in 1990, just months before the war erupted in the former Yugoslavia. Her creative writing includes poetry published in both Croatian and English, and translations of Croatian and American poets. She recently completed the English translation of a Croatian novel, Pristajanje (No Landfall in Sight), written by the cult writer Slobodan Novak.