Monthly Archives: December 2016

January 27: Johanna Schuster-Craig, “Rhetorical Strategies of Women in the AfD: Frauke Petry and Alice Weidel”

Please join us for our first meeting of the spring semester, January 27, 2017.

Johanna Schuster-Craig

Assistant Professor of German and  Global Studies, Michigan State University

“Rhetorical Strategies of Women in the AfD:
Frauke Petry and Alice Weidel”

schuster-craig3Johanna Schuster-Craig earned her Ph.D. in German and Feminist Studies at Duke University. She is an assistant professor of German Studies in the Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages and a Core Faculty of the Program of Global Studies in Arts and Humanities (GSAH). Her book project, The Demands of Integration: How One Word Shapes a Nation,  focuses on integration politics in Germany, both from the top-down (government policies and programs) and the bottom-up (social work projects and artist responses). Immigration and refugee politics, race/racism/whiteness in Germany after 1989, ethnographic fieldwork methods, and the far-right (PEGIDA/AfD) responses to refugees are also part of her teaching and research.

We meet at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies,
285 Mercer Street (between Waverly and Washington), 7th floor,
4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

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Spring 2017 Schedule — All Welcome

We have an exciting program planned for this spring. Join us beginning January 27

January 27: Johanna Schuster-Craig, Assistant Professor, German and Global Studies, Michigan State University

“Rhetorical Strategies of Women in the AfD: Frauke Petry and Alice Weidel”

February 10: Katherine Verdery, Distinguished Professor, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York

“What I Learned from My Secret Police File”

March 10: Jennifer Ramme, Ph.D. candidate, European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder,Germany ), Collegium Polonicum, Slubice, Poland

“When ‘the Nation’ Takes Over: Ambivalences of Feminist (Counter)Discourses in Poland”

April 21: a panel on anti-genderism
Weronika Grzebalska, Ph.D. candidate in sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences

“War on ‘Gender Ideology’ in Europe: Anti-genderism and the Crisis of (Neo)liberal Democracy”

Nona Shahnazaryan, University lecturer, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Armenia; 2017 Carnegie Research scholar

“Eurasian Family versus European Values: Geopolitical Roots of Anti-Genderism in Armenia”

May 5: Isabel Marcus, Professor, School of Law, SUNY Buffalo

“Legal Education and the Violation of Women’s Human Rights: A Critique of Law Faculties in Eastern Europe”

We meet at the Center for European & Mediterranean Studies, NYU, 285 Mercer Street, 7th floor, 4:30-6 p.m. After the workshop, we usually continue the discussion over informal dinner, and all are welcome.