Monthly Archives: March 2014

April 18, 2014: Current Events in Ukraine and Russia

Please join us for a discussion on April 18, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Olena Nikolayenko
assistant professor, political science, Fordham University

“Women’s Engagement in Anti-Government Protests: The EuroMaidan in Ukraine”

with
Janet Elise Johnson
associate professor, political science, Brooklyn College, CUNY

“’I had to be a real man,’ and Other Reasons Why Putin Took Crimea”

Olena Nikolayenko Olena Nikolayenko received her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto in 2007 and was an SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law in 2007-2009. Her research and teaching interests include comparative democratization, social movements, public opinion, and youth, with regional focus on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. She published the book, Citizens in the Making in Post-Soviet States (Routledge, 2011), and articles in the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Political Science Review, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Youth and Society, and other journals. Her current research focuses on nonviolent youth movements in the post-communist region.

Janet Elise Johnson is a co-moderator of the Gender & Transformation in Europe workshop.  Her most recent book is Gender Violence in Russia (Indiana, 2009).  Her current project is on gender and informal politics in Russia.

Ukrainian pop star Ruslana on the Kyiv barricades in February 2014. She received the secretary of state's Women of Courage award this year.

Ukrainian pop star Ruslana on the Kyiv barricades in February 2014. She received the secretary of state’s Women of Courage award this year.

 

March 28, 2014: Kristen Loveland, “Rethinking the Neoliberal State: West German Feminists Confront New Reproductive Technologies”

Please join us for a talk on March 28, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Kristen Loveland

Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Harvard University

Rethinking the Neoliberal State:

West German Feminists Confront New Reproductive Technologies”

Loveland - Profile PhotoKristen Loveland is a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University’s Department of History; she is also currently in her first year at the NYU School of Law, where she is a Furman Academic Scholar. Her doctoral studies are supported by Harvard University’s Presidential Scholarship, and her research has been funded by the Social Science Research Council and the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies. Kristen graduated from Columbia University, with a B.A. in History and a concentration in Creative Writing, and received an M.Phil. in Modern European History from the University of Cambridge, where she graduated with distinguished performance. Her dissertation traces the history of legal, ethical, and political debates on reproductive technologies in postwar Germany, situated in a comparative and global frame.