Previous Speakers

2014-2015
May 8
Ermira Danaj, Ph.D. candidate, Center for the Understanding of Social Processes,
University of Neuchatel; women’s rights activist
“Exploring Practices and Strategies of Women in the Post-1990 Albanian Migration”
April 17
Louise O. Vasvári, Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, Comparative  Literature and of Linguistics; Editor-in-Chief of Hungarian Cultural Studies
“Hungarian Women’s Holocaust Life Writing
in the Context of Hungary’s Divided Social Memory, 1944-2014”
March 6
Ia Iashvili, Associate Professor of Human Geography and director of the American Studies Center, Akaki Tsereteli State University, Kutaisi, Georgia
“Split Families and Family Members Left Behind: Migration from Georgia”
Feb. 13
Brigid M. O’Keeffe, Assistant Professor of History, Brooklyn College
“Pornography or Authenticity?
The Politics of Romani Women’s Performance on the Early Soviet Stage”
Jan. 30
Aslihan Aykac, Department of International Relations, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, and Visiting Scholar, School of Management and Labor Relations,
Rutgers University
“Ideological Roots of Gender Inequality in Turkey”
Dec. 5
Khushnuda Shukurova, Independent Filmmaker and Women’s Rights Activist from Tajikistan
“Exploring the Complex Life of Rural Women in Tajikistan
through Film”
Nov. 7
Elżbieta Klimek-Dominiak, Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Head of Gender Studies, University of Wrocław
“From Solidarity to Backlash: Engendering Polish Revolution and Transformation in Women’s Life Writing”
and
Jill Massino, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
“We Want Rights, not Charity:” Gender and the Meanings of Citizenship in Post-Socialist Romania”
Oct. 10
Aleksander Berezkin, sociologist and Russian LGBT and intersex activist,
“Russian Intersexuality: Resistance and Conformity”
Sept. 12
Ulrika Auga,
associate professor, theology and gender studies, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, and Dietrich Bonhoeffer visiting professor and research fellow, Union Theological Seminary
“Resistance, Religion, Gender, and the Radical Social Imaginary: A Genealogy from Eastern European Dissidence to New Social Movements”

2013-2014
May 2
Ethel Brooks, associate professor, departments of women’s and gender studies and sociology, Rutgers University,
“Fraught Intimacies: Entwined Histories — Jews, Romani, Germans — of the (Post) Holocaust”
April 18
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”
March 28
Kristen Loveland, Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, Harvard University
“Rethinking the Neoliberal State: West German Feminists Confront New Reproductive Technologies”
February 28
Melissa Feinberg, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University
“We Don’t Have It Now, But We Will: Fear, Shortage and Family Values in Stalinist Eastern Europe”
January 31
Meltem Müftüler-Baç, Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
“Pandora’s Box: Gender-Based Discrimination in Turkey”
December 6
Magdalena Grabowska, Assistant Professor and European Commission Fellow, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Warsaw University
“Demystifying State-Socialism: Women’s Agency, Socialist State and the Formation of Feminist Movements in Poland and Georgia”
November 15
Tatjana Aleksić, Associate Professor of South Slavic and Comparative Literature, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
“The Victims of Post-Socialist Economic Transition in the Western Balkans: A Socio-Cultural Panorama”
October 18
Nadia Kaneva, Associate Professor, Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies, University of Denver
“Pin-Ups, Strippers, and Centerfolds: Gendered Mediation and Post-Socialist Political Culture in Central and Eastern Europe”
October 4
Thorgerdur Einarsdóttir, Professor, Gender Studies, University of Iceland; Gyda Petursdóttir, Ph.D., Gender Studies, University of Iceland; Jyl Josephson, Associate Professor, Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University; and Janet Elise Johnson, Associate Professor, Political Science, Brooklyn College
“The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Post-Crisis Iceland”

2012-2013
May 17
Patricia Melzer, Assistant Prof. German and Women’s Studies, Temple University;
Research Fellow, NewhouseCenter for the Humanities, Wellesley  College
“Women Who Fight are Women Who Live”: Left-wing Political Violence as Feminist Resistance during the 1980s in West Germany”
April 19
Alexandra Hrycak, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute,  Harvard University; Professor of Sociology, Reed College
“Gender Violence Prevention Campaigns and the Orphanage System in Ukraine”
March 8
Penelopa Gjurchilova, Visiting Scholar, Columbia University;Co-founder, Macedonian Women’s Lobby; Member, National  Council of Women in Macedonia.
“The Role of Women in Democratization and Decision-Making in Macedonia:A decade and more since the Ohrid Framework Agreement.”
February 15
Judith Szapor, Assistant Professor,  Department of History and Classical  Studies, McGill University
“Between Democracy and Dictatorship:  Hungarian Gender Politics in the 1920s and Today “
January 18
Marta Kichorowska Kebalo, Ph.D. Anthropology, CUNY; Lecturer, Anthropology, Sociology and Linguistics, CUNY
“Ethnicity, gender, and class in Interwar Galicia: The Ukrainian women’s movement of the 1920s-30s and beyond”
December 7
Jane Gary Harris, Professor of Russian Literature and Culture, University of Pittsburgh
“We are not all Buronovskie Babushki: Gender, aging, and social policy in Russia Today”
November 9
Anna Hajkova, Ph.D. Candidate in History at the 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”
October 12
Ana Lukatela, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at University of British Columbia, Programme Specialist in Peace and Security Cluster at U.N. Women
“Women’s Mobilization in Tajikistan: Navigating between the State and Religion”
September  28
Natasha Lamoreux, Center for Global Affairs, New York University; Independent human rights consultant
“The Hated Poor in Crisis: Roma Women as Reproducers of a Despised Class”

2011-2012
May 18
Delina Fico, Director for Civil Society Programs, East West Management Institute, New York, NY; Board Chair, Albanian Women’s Empowerment Network; Women’s rights activist, Albania
“On Mainstreaming Gender in Political Activism in Kosovo and Albania: How Women’s Groups Contribute to Political Debate and Activism.”
April 5
Andrea Kriszan, Research Fellow, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University
“Institutionalizing Intersectionality? Changing European Equality Policies: A Comparison of Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia.”
February 17
Katalin Fabian, Associate Professor, Government and Law, Lafayette College
“Overcoming Disempowerment: The Home-Birth Movement in Hungary”
March 9
Anabela Zigova, Filmmaker, Director, Inside out Media Productions
Film:  Salto Mortale: On confronting  the communist past, the “legacy of silence” and young Slovaks
January 27
Oksana Kis, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, President of the Ukrainian Association for  Research in Women’s History
“Reclaiming the Political: The Meaning of Women’s Day. Feminist Activism in Ukraine Today”
December 2
Katerina Liskova, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies Program, Masaryk University
“Beyond Belief?  Religious Conservative
November 4
Anna Louie Sussman, freelance journalist, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
“Sex and the State: The Disappearance of Turkey’s Legal Sex Trade”
October 14
Ann Snitow, Associate Professor of Literature and Gender Studies, Director of the Gender Studies Program at the New School, co-founder of the Network of East-West Women in 1991; Malgorzata Tarasiewicz, Director of the Network of East-West Women
“Reflections on 20 years of East-West collaboration” (followed by a 20th birthday party for the Network East-West Women)
September 9
Katherine Gregory, Ph.D., author of The Everyday Lives of Sex Workers in the Netherlands
“The Everyday Lives of Transgendered Sex Workers in the Netherlands”

2010–2011
June 3
Mirjana Dedaic, Visiting Assistant Professor, Culture and Technology Program,  Georgetown University
“What Language Can Tell Us About Print Media Positioning of  Female Politicians in Croatia”
May 13
Nadieszda Kizenko, Associate Professor of Russian History, SUNY Albany
“The Reinvention of Tradition:  Russian Women and the Reconstruction of Orthodoxy”
March 18
Panel on Gender, Politics and Heteronormativity in Croatia Today
Vesna Kesic, Croatian feminist activist, journalist, researcher
“Activism and Culture as Spaces of Resistance, Provocation and Integration”
Gordan Bosanac, the Centre for Peace Studies and The Center for LGBT Equality
“Queer Croatia – Rights, Politics and Culture”
Zvonimir Dobrović, director and producer of Queer Zagreb and Perforations Festival
“Decentralizing Queer Art”
February 11
Mara Lazda, Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts
“The Discourse of Military Occupation: Gender in World War II Latvia and Recent Conflicts”
January 28
Kristen Ghodsee, Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard; The John S. Osterweis Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, Bowdoin College
“The Feminist International: Communist Mass Women’s Organizations and Second World/Third World Alliances during the U.N. Decade for Women, 1975-1985”
December 10
Susanne Cohen, Instructor, Department of Intellectual Heritage at Temple University
“Image of a Secretary: Civilizing Russian Business Through Gendered Self-Presentation in Post-Soviet Russia”
November 5
Marina Beyer-Grasse, co-founder and director of OWEN- (Ost-West Europaeisches  Frauen Network) Berlin, former government commissioner of equality of women and men in the only freely elected German Democratic Republic Government 1990
“Peace Network OMNIBUS 1325: Experiences and lessons learned after five years of a German-Caucasian cooperation”
October 15
Katalin Fabian, associate professor of government and law, Lafayette College
“Contemporary Women’s Movements in Hungary: Globalization, Democracy and Gender Equality”
October 1
Valentina Uspenskaya, director, Center for Women’s History and Gender Studies, Tver State University, and Julie Hemment, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
“The Rise of State-Run Youth Organizations in Putin’s Russia: A report from a second-generation post-socialist (East-West) feminist collaboration”

2009–2010
May 21
Meri Kulmula, Ph.D. candidate, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, department of political science, Brown University
“Women’s Activism in Russian Karelia”
April 23
Jill Massino, independent scholar, Chicago; adjunct professor, De Paul University, and Shana Penn, visiting scholar in Jewish Studies, Graduate Theological Union,  Berkeley, California
“Gender Politics and Everyday Life under State Socialism: Stories from Poland and Romania”
March 5
Mirjana Dokmanovic, international lawyer and member of the International Action Network on Small Arms
”Serbia, “Gender, Small Arms Control and Armed Violence Prevention in the Western Balkans”
February 5
Indira Kajosevic, Ph.D. candidate, Fielding Graduate University; executive director, RACCOON, Inc.
“Survivors and Organizing around Sexual Violence in Bosnia- Herzegovina and Kosovo
December 18
Michaela Mudure, professor of English literature, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania
“Eastern-European Feminisms: Zeugmatic Spaces”
November 20
Djurdja Bartlett, research fellow, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
“From Pretty to Sexy: Socialist and Post-Socialist Femininity”
October 16
Malgorzata Tarasiewicz, executive director, Network of East-West Women Polska
“Women in Poland: 20 Years of Transition, an Update”
September 25
Anna Kirey, co-founder and senior adviser, Labrys, in Kyrgyzstan; 2009 participant, Human Rights Advocates Program, Columbia University
“Women Loving Women, and Transgender People: LGBT Organizing in Central Asia”

2008-2009
May 8
Cheryl A. Thomas, Director, Women’s Human Rights Program, The Advocates for Human Rights
“Violence Against Women Campaign: Strategies, Successes, and Questions”
April 17
Veronika Woehrer, Ph.D. University of Vienna, Researcher and Lecturer , University of Vienna, Sociology and  Gender  Studies
“’We were not Westerners giving gifts, but we did give books’: The Network of East West Women as an example of East-West feminist cooperation in the early 1990s”
March 20
Eniko Magryi-Vincze, professor, Institute for Cultural Anthropology, European Studies, Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj, Romania)
December
Iustina Ionescu, Romanian lawyer and fellow at Center for Reproductive Rights
October 17
Cynthia Simmons, professor of Slavic Studies, Boston College
“Spheres of Influence in Postwar Bosnia: The Contribution of Women in the Arts to the History of War, Reconciliation, and Recovery”
September 26
Katerina Liskova, assistant professor, gender studies, department of sociology, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
“Strange Bedfellows: Feminist, Sexological and Criminological Discourses on Pornography”

2007-2008
June 4
Magda Grabowska, doctoral student, department of women’s and gender studies,  Rutgers University
“Gender and Religion in Poland”
May 16
Selma Leydesdorff, professor of oral history and culture, department of arts, religion and Culture, University of Amsterdam
“When Your Friends and Neighbors Become Enemies: Listening to the Tales of the Survivors of Srebrenica.”
April 18
Marian Rubchak, chair, modern European studies, Valparaiso University
“Collective Memory in Ukraine and Women’s Identity”
March 28
Anna Wilkowska, human rights lawyer
“Gender Equality Legislation in the CEE and CIS. Enforcement mechanisms and strategies: Do they really work?”
February 29
Sonja Lukar, coordinator of the CEE Network for Gender Issues and chair of the Stability Pact Gender Task Force
“Gender Empowerment Strategies in Georgia, Armenia, Western Russia, and the Balkans”
January 18
Rasa Erentaite, Renata Blumberg, Arnoldas Blumberg, co-founder and members, New Generation of Women’s Initiatives, Vilnius, Lithuania
“Feminism, fun across generations: Young feminist movements in Lithuania and the region”
December 7
Voichita Nachescu, postdoctoral fellow with the Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality. Rice University
“The Visible Woman: Interwar Romanian Women Writers, Modernity, and the Public/Private Divide”
November 16
Wanda Nowicka, founder and executive director, Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning
“Poland: More Catholic than the Pope? An update on recent changes in reproductive rights, the October 21 election, and the country’s role in the EU”
October 26
Emily E. Schuckman, adjunct instructor, department of modern languages and literatures, Montclair State University
“Doubly Other”: The Prostitute as Lesbian: Representations of Prostitution in Contemporary Russian Literature and Film”
September 28
Jasmina Lukic, visiting associate professor, Central European University, Budapest, Department of Gender Studies
“Gender, War and Postwar Trauma: Women’s Writing in the Balkans in the 1990s”

2006-2007
May 11
Medea Badashvili, Tbilisi University, Georgia
“Recent Changes in Family Structure in Multi-ethnic Georgia”
April 6
Jennifer Suchland
“Beyond the Woman Question?: Legal and socio-political aspects of sexual harassment law in Russia”
March 23
Debra Schulz, acting director, Network Women’s Program, Open Society Institute, “Romani Women Activists : Challenging European Right Movements”
February 9
Janet Johnson, Jean Robinson et al.
“Living Gender After Communism”: book presentation by the editors
December 8
Adriana Lamackova, intern, Center for Reproductive Rights, LLM student, University of Toronto
“Conscientious Objection and Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Services: Analysis of Pichon and Sajous v. France”
November 3
Justyna Wlodarczyk, Fulbright scholar
“Made in the USA: (Imported) Strategies of the Pro-Choice and Anti-Choice Movements in Poland”
September 22
Sreca Perunovic, assistant professor, sociology, John Jay College/CUNY
“Understanding the Yugoslav Experience of War: A Personal Story”

2005-2006
June 2
Jirina Siklova, founder, Prague Gender Center, professor of social work, Charles University, Prague
“Women’s Issues in the Czech Republic since EU Accession: An Update”
April 28
Sandra Bitusikova, director and senior research fellow, Institute of Social and Cultural Studies at Matej Bel University, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia; Slovak expert for the European Union’s European Commission, directorate general research in Brussels, “What Women (Don’t) Want? Civic and Political Participation of Women in Slovakia”
March 24
Karen Kapusta-Pofahl, doctoral candidate in sociocultural anthropology with a feminist studies minor at the University of Minnesota
“Academic Feminists, Activist Intellectuals and Governing Experts: Dilemmas of Czech Gender Studies”
& Marta Kolarova, Czech Republic, Fulbright scholar
“Women’s and Feminist Activities in the Radical Left- and Right-Wing Movements in the Czech Republic after 1989”
February 24
Anca Gheaus, Ph.D., Central European University
“On Feminist Theory of the Welfare State: Some Romanian Feminist Arguments”
January 27
Andrea Krizsan, research fellow, Center for Policy Studies of the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
“Gender Mainstreaming in the EU Accession Process. The Case of Hungary”
December 9
Leyla Keough, doctoral candidate in cultural anthropology, University of Massachusetts
“‘Should I stay or should I go?’: The representation, experience, and politics of Gagauz (Turkic-speaking Orthodox Christian) Moldovan women’s labor migration”
November 18
Krista Marie Minteer, M.A. student, Graduate Program in International Affairs, New School University
“Towards Women’s Rights in Bosnia: A Case Study in Women’s Organizing”
October 28
Feride Zurikashvili, associate professor of geography at Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia, and director of the Women’s Study Center
“Identity, Gender, and Cultural borders in a Transitional Society: The Case of Georgia”
September 23
Patricia Eszter Margit, Hungarian journalist; founder, Women’s Media Lobby Association
“Through the Media Lens: The Influence of EU Accession on Women in Hungary”

2004-2005
April 22
Kristen R. Ghodsee
“Feminism-by-Design: Emerging Capitalisms, Cultural Feminism, and Women’s Nongovernmental Organizations in Post-Socialist Bulgaria”
March 1
Panel, Jasmina Tesanovic, Elena Mashkova, Galina Petraiashivili, Muborak Sharipova, participants at U.N. Commission on the Status of Women
February 18
Vesna Kesic, journalist and founder, B.a.B.e.
“Women Recollecting Memories: The Politics of Public Memory in Former Yugoslavia”
November 19
Agnieska Graff, assistant professor, American literature and gender studies, American Studies Center, Warsaw University
“The Land Where Men Are Men and Women Are Women — Reading Gender in Polish Media at the Time of EU Accession”
October 22
Janet Johnson, assistant professor, political science, Brooklyn College
“How the U.S. compelled Russia to adopt sex trafficking legislation (and what this tells us about the Russian women’s crisis center movement and transnational feminism)”
September 24
Malgorzata Fuszara, co-director of Gender Studies at Warsaw University
“Gender and European Union Enlargement”
September 17
Liliana Proskuryakova, Institute of Social and Gender Policy, Moscow
“Mainstreaming Gender in Transition: The Role of World Bank Country Offices in Russia, Kyrgyzstan, and Bosnia i Herzegovina”

2003-2004
June 4
Monika Baer
“Invented Identities – Lived Subjectivities. Anthropological Reflections on the Category of “Women”in Post-Socialist Poland”
May 7
Michele Rivkin Fish
“The Politics of Reproduction and Nationalism in Russia”
April 23
Carmen-Francesca Banciu, Romanian author and novelist
“On Motherhood and Women: with Readings from her novels, including Flight From Father”
April 2
Elaine Weiner
“Liberalization and Liberation: Gender, Class and the Market in the Czech Republic”
March 5
Muse Dobroglio
“19th Century Russian Philosophers’ Views of Women as a Political Subject”
January 30
Mihaela Miroiu
“State Men, Market Women: The effects of Left Conservatism on Gender Politics in Romanian Transition”
January 23
Oksana Kis
“Current Models of Femininity: the creation, promotion, and application of two main images of the ‘new’ Ukrainian women, Berehynia and Barbie”
December 5
Olga Petrosheva
the abortion fight in Slovakia
November 7
Marina Malysheva
“The social interaction between legislative bodies and women’s NGOs in Russia”
October 3
Beata Kowalska
“Gender Relations, Society and War from the Perspective of Chechnyan Women”
September 26
Julie Hemment
“Gendered Interventions: Women’s Activism and Action Research in Russia”

2002–2003
April
Andrea Peto
January 24
Indira Kajosevic, Stephanie Domhoff, Nanette Funk
“On the Writings of Belgrade feminist Zarana Papic 1950–2002”
December 6
Magda Grabowska, Elmira Shishkaraeva, Lenka Simerska
“Women’s Issues in Czech Republic, Kyrgyzstan, and Poland: What means have been most effective in addressing women’s issues in these countries? Are the right issues being addressed?”
November 1
Natalie Stepanova
“Women & Politics in Russia: From Practice to Academe”

2001–2002
June 6
Karin Alexander, librarian, Humboldt University
“Women and Gender Relations in the GDR and the New German States: Reflections on creating a bibliography”
April 26
Rada Ivekovic
“Post-Partitional Transition and Gender Reconfiguration”
March 8
Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh
“Rethinking Gender in Transition: the Central Asia Experience”; Nurgul Djanaeva, “Women in Kyrgyzstan”
February 8
Jill Lewis
“Living for Tomorrow: Challenging gender issues in sexual safety and HIV awareness with young people in Estonia”
December 14
Fran Bernstein
“ ‘Nervous People’: Sexual Dysfunction and the Crisis of Nervousness in post-Revolutionary Russia”
November 9
Isabel Marcus
“Dark Numbers: Law and Public Policy Regarding Domestic Violence in Eastern Europe” (Poland, Romania, Russia, and Hungary)
October 19
Maria Nemenyi
“The Anatomy of the Borderline Case: The Intersection of Gender, Ethnicity and Professional Identity” (perceptions of Roma in Hungary)
September 28
discussion of post-Sept. 11 and feminist response

2000–2001
April 13
Petra Bless
“A Feminist View from the German Bundestag”
March 23
Irina Liczek
Turkmenistan
February 16
Ralitsa Muharska
“Discourses of Power in High School Literature Textbooks in Bulgaria”
December 15
Valentina Uspenskaya
“May the Circle Be Unbroken?: The Current Status of Women’s Studies in Russia and How Women’s Studies at Tver State University (Tver, Russia) Started as a Feminist Project”
November 10
Ellen Friedman
“Is the Category ‘Woman’ the Same as the Category ‘Frau’?”
October 11
Chris Corrin
“Gender and Transition in Kosovo. Women’s political participation and citizenship”
September 22
Marija Lukic
“Strategies for Promoting Women’s Political Activism in Serbia Before the September 2000 Elections”

1999–2000
May 5
Salvatore Engel-DiMauro
“Gender and Science: The case of soil science in Hungary late 1960s–present”
April 7
Nadejza Cacinovic
“Lost in Translation: Where are we while thinking? A report on theory and displacements between East and West”
March 31
Jill Brzezinski
February 4
Jirina Siklova, founder, Prague Gender Center, professor of social work, Charles University, Prague
“Gender Studies and the Development of Post-Communism”
January 10
Lucia Briscan
“Organizing Women in Romania Today”
& Olivia Carrescia, excerpt from film “Diamonds in the Dark”
December 10
Valerie Sperling
“Resisting Feminism in Contemporary Russia”
November 19
Darya Zavirsek
perceptions of disability in Slovenia
October 22
Ralitsa Mouharska
“Parodies and Silences: East-West Feminism”

1998–1999
May 21
Vesna Kesic and Ali Miller
“Human Rights and Women’s Human Rights, Locally and Internationally, with a special look at Croatia and Bosnia”
April 2
Irene Frieze
“Changing Beliefs About Appropriate Roles for Women and Men in University Students in Central and Eastern Europe”
March 5
Marianna Pavlovskaya, Ph.D. candidate, Hunter College, CUNY
“Other Transitions: Gender, Class, and Urban Change in the City of Moscow”
February 19
Julie Hemment
December 4
Zoya Khotkina, Moscow Gender Center
November 6
Larissa Titarenko, sociologist. Minsk, Belarus
“Women at a New Stage of Transition in Belarus”
October 16
Feride Zurikashvilli, Women’s Studies Center, Tbilisi State University,
“Gender in Georgia”

1997–1998
May 13
Djurdja Knezevic
April 24
Manuela Dobos
April 3
Lynne Haney
December 12
Irina Jurna
November 14
Marina Liborakina
19th century women’s philanthropy in Russia
October 10
Delina Fico

1996–1997
May 29
Zorica Mrsevic
May 2
Julie Mostov and Dasa Duhacek
January 24
Gosia Tarasiewicz
November 15
Monica Ciobanu
October 18
Barbara Reeves-Ellington
September 13
Kornelia Merdjanska
“Does Eastern Europe Speak Feminism?”

1995–1996
April 17
Urszula Nowakowska
March 15
Larissa Titarenko, sociologist. Minsk, Belarus
February 16
Isabel Marcus
On domestic violence in Poland
October 26
Kristi Long

1994–1995
April 21
Anastasia Posadskaya and Barbara Engel
On researching and writing their book, A Revolution of Their Own: Voices of Russian Women in History
“Gender and Human Rights”
February 17
Karen Malpede
Discusses her play The Beekeeper’s Daughter, about a Bosnian refugee and a human rights activist
January 13
Vesna Kesic
November 18
Renata Salecl
October 22
Tatiana Boehm, Eva Kunz, Petra Bless

1994
April 9
Ulrike Helwerth (journalist, West Berlin), Gislinde Schwarz (journalist, East Berlin)
“On a Joint Research Project and Collaborative Writing Project”/”Geteilte Schwestern”
January 22
Anastasia Posadskaya, Moscow Center for Gender Studies

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