Monthly Archives: October 2012

On sexual barter in Terezin

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

November 9, 2012

Anna Hájková, PhD candidate, History Department, University of Toronto
(winner of the 2013 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship)
“Sexual Barter in Times of Genocide: Negotiating Sexual Economy of the Theresienstadt Ghetto”

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)

Anna Hájková is a PhD candidate in modern European history at the University of Toronto, finishing her dissertation “The Inmate Society of Theresienstadt: A Laboratory of the Middle Class. A History of the Theresienstadt Transit Ghetto, 1941-1945.” She received her MA in history from Humboldt University in Berlin. From 2006 to 2009, she was coeditor of Theresienstädter Studien und Dokumente. She has published on various aspects of Theresienstadt, the Holocaust in the Netherlands, and the Czechoslovak association of concentration camp survivors. She is a recipient of the 2013 Catharine Stimpson Prize for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship for the article on which this lecture is based, forthcoming in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society in the spring 2013.

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Postdoc for those who study gender and postsocialism

2013-14 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships

In 2013-14, the Pembroke Center is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of “Socialism and Post-Socialism.”  Fellows are required to participate in a weekly research seminar and teach one undergraduate course.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who received their degrees from institutions other than Brown University. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority scholars to apply.

The term of appointment is July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance.

For a full description of the postdoctoral fellowship see http://www.pembrokecenter.org/.
Apply online at https://secure.inter8folio.com/apply/14921. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 7, 2012. Selections will be announced in March.

On women, religion, politics in Tajikistan

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

 October 12
Ana Lukatela, PhD Candidate in Political Science at University of British Columbia,
Programme Specialist in Peace and Security Cluster at UN Women

“Women’s Mobilization in Tajikistan: Navigating between the State and Religion”

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)

Ana Lukatela is a PhD candidate at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver Canada in the Political Science department. Since 2006 she has worked in different capacities for UN Women and former UNIFEM both in the western Balkans and at UN headquarters. Her work at HQ includes travel to support UN country offices,  Member State governments and women’s civil society around the world. She has authored policy papers, book chapters and articles on issues related to gender, inclusion, governance, peace and security. She has two children, Aina and Maks.

See http://politics-legacy.arts.ubc.ca/index.php?id=7384 for more information.