September 20, 2017
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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: OCTOBER 30, 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
— 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 (email@example.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.
December 22, 2016
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Please join us for our first meeting of the spring semester, January 27, 2017.
Assistant Professor of German and Global Studies, Michigan State University
“Rhetorical Strategies of Women in the AfD:
Frauke Petry and Alice Weidel”
Johanna 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.