Call for Papers

**UPDATED DEADLINE**

GENDER AND TRANSFORMATION: WOMEN IN EUROPE WORKSHOP
NYU CENTER FOR EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS *SPRING 2018*

“Gender and Resistance in Europe”

**DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:
NOVEMBER 10, 2017**

GENDER and TRANSFORMATION: WOMEN in EUROPE Workshop—a project at New York University with support from the Network of East-West Women—invites speakers to submit proposals for Friday afternoon talks for the Spring semester at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.
As usual, we are looking for speakers to discuss gender, sexuality, or women in Europe or Eurasia. For Spring 2018, we are particularly (but not only) interested in speakers addressing
resistance to the many threats to gender equality and gender studies in Europe, such as
— “anti-genderism,”
— attempts to roll back gender equality policy and practice (such as on reproductive rights and gender violence),
— attacks on gender studies,
— gendered attacks on refugees and asylum seekers.
the relation of anti-women/anti-gender and anti-immigrant campaigns,
analysis of these movements, as part of right-wing populism, nationalism, or the global right, addressing such questions as
— How has the right organized its campaigns?
— What is the relation between the anti-immigrant and anti-gender campaigns in EE?
— In what ways has the history of fascism in Europe played a role in these developments?

The workshop’s focus is on the postcommunist countries of East, South, and Central Europe, and the former Soviet Union, including the Baltic countries and Central Asia, and their relationship to Europe and the European Union. We are interested in papers on these issues in western European countries and Turkey as well. We are also interested in comparative accounts.

Recent workshops have included such topics as critique of law faculties in Eastern Europe, women’s protests in Poland against banning abortion completely, and anti-genderism in Germany, Moldova, Armenia, and Russia. Recent speakers have included Dubravka Ugrešić, Katherine Verdery, Hana Havelkova, and Barbara Havelkova.

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

We offer a small honorarium. We regret that we cannot cover transportation expenses to New York City or offer assistance for visas or accommodations.

To propose a talk, please e-mail the following to Nanette Funk (Nfunk@brooklyn.cuny.edu) and Sonia Jaffe Robbins (sjr1991@gmail.com):

•  a title for your talk
• an abstract of less than 200 words describing your proposed talk
• a one-page curriculum vitae or resume.
• your schedule clarifying which weeks or months you plan to be in or near New York City and would like to present

All proposals are welcome from the region and experts from the U.S. or elsewhere, activists or scholars. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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2 responses to “Call for Papers

  1. Gender and Transformation Europe Workshop December 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Spring 2013
    Gender and Transformation in Europe Workshop
    Priority deadline for proposals: December 7- January 2, 2013
    We invite speakers to submit proposals for our Friday afternoon talks for Spring 2013. The meetings are from 4:30-6:00 PM at the NYU Center for European Studies in Manhattan in Greenwich Village.
    We focus 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 and where possible, in the context of the broader issues and transformations.
    The topic can be any issue on gender or sexuality in relation to your country. Your proposal should cover some specific area of empirical or theoretical gender research, activism, or expertise, for example (but not excluding other topics): women’s activism; gender and NGOs and/or transnational alliances, whether “east/east” or otherwise ; gender policy; gender in relation to current political and economic developments and crises; feminist political theory or historical debates in your country in relation to gender and current developments in the region; interaction with European Level networks such as the European Women’s Lobby; the EU, UN and issues of gender, sexuality or women’s rights; gender and justice, legitimacy and/or democratization in relation to developments in the region; gender and immigration; gender and right wing developments in your country.
    We welcome approaches from gender studies, political theory, history, political science, anthropology, sociology and interdisciplinary approaches. This is the perfect space to present theoretical, conceptual, historical and recent field research or scholarly reflections on your activism.
    The workshop is a small, informal, and friendly group of about 20 feminist scholars, activists, and journalists that has been meeting for more than 15 years. The members are knowledgeable about the region. We have general background information, so general talks are not relevant for this group. We offer an honorarium; however, we regret that we cannot cover transportation expenses to New York City.
    To respond email NFunk@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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