February 17,2012.

  • February 17

Katalin FabianAssociate Professor, Government and Law, Lafayette College

“Overcoming Disempowerment: The Home-Birth Movement in Hungary”


Katalin Fabian teaches at Lafayette College, and has a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in political science. She has held research positions at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center in Amherst, MA and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Economics in Budapest, Hungary. While there she was active in movements opposing the communist regime.  She has published Contemporary Women’s Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy, and Gender Equality ( Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Johns Hopkins University Press. November 2009), edited Domestic Violence in Postcommunist Europe and Eurasia: Local Activism, National Policies, and Global Forces  (Indiana University Press.  2010) and Globalization – Perspectives from Central and Eastern Europe ( Elsevier Publishing. 2007) . She has written widely women’s NGO activism in Hungary on domestic violence and  welfare-related public policies.

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

Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

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

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