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March 10: Jennifer Ramme , “Feminist discourse, nationalism, and women’s popular political resistance in Poland today.”

Please join us for our third meeting of the spring semester.

Jennifer Ramme

Ph.D. candidate, European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder,Germany ), Collegium Polonicum, Slubic, Research associate, Faculty of Cultural Studies, European University, Viadrina.  

Talk: “ Feminist discourse, nationalism, and women’s    popular political resistance in Poland today.”

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In her Ph.D. project Jennifer Ramme conducts research about the feminist movement and conflicting gender orders in Poland.  She applies a spatial and aesthetic perspective on social struggles. She received a master’s degree in multimedial communication from the Art Academy in Poznan (Poland) and works as an artist and photographer as well (https://kulturystka.wordpress.com). One of her teaching projects is about artistic research and artistic methods of protests (https://kunstprotest.wordpress.com).  She has been active in social movements and doing street performance in Poland from the early 90s until the late 2000s. During that time she organized variousfestivals, was active in several feminist initiatives/groups and co-founded a cultural center in Warsaw. Since 2007 she lives in Berlin.

 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.

February 10: Katherine Verdery, “What I Learned from My Secret Police File”

Please join us for our second meeting of the spring semester.

Katherine Verdery
Julien J. Studley Faculty Scholar and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology,
the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

“Talk: “What I Learned from My Secret Police File”

katherine-verderySince 1973, Professor Katherine Verdery has conducted field research in Romania, initially emphasizing the political economy of social inequality, ethnic relations, and nationalism. With the changes of 1989, her work shifted to problems of the transformation of socialist systems, specifically the changing property relations in agriculture. From 1993 to 2000 she did fieldwork on this theme in a Transylvanian community; the resulting book, The Vanishing Hectare: Property and Value in Postsocialist Transylvania, was published by Cornell University Press (2003). She then completed a large collaborative project with Gail Kligman (UCLA) and a number of Romanian scholars on the opposite process, the The resulting book, Peasants Under Siege: The Collectivization of Romanian Agriculture, 1949–1962, was published by Princeton University Press (2011).

Professor Verdery’s most recent project takes off from her secret police file, which she received from the Romanian government in 2008.

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.