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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.

Friday, April 17: Louise O. Vasvari on Hungarian women’s Holocaust life writing

Louise O. Vasvari,
Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University,
Comparative  Literature and of Linguistics;
Editor-in-chief, Hungarian Cultural Studies

“Hungarian Women’s Holocaust Life Writing in the Context
of the Nation’s Divided Social Memory, 1944-2014″

vasvari picture 2015.msgLouise O. Vasvári received her Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. She is professor emerita of comparative literature and of linguistics at Stony Brook University.  She has also taught at the University of California, Berkeley; Eötvös Loránd University; the Central European University in Budapest; the University of Connecticut (Storrs); and the Université de Jules Verne (Amiens). Currently she teaches one course yearly in the linguistics department at NYU. She is also affiliated professor in American and English studies at the University of Szeged, Hungary. She works in medieval studies, historical and sociolinguistics, translation theory, Holocaust studies, and Hungarian studies, all informed by gender theory within a broader framework of comparative cultural studies. Related to the Holocaust, she has published, with Steven Tötösy, Imre Kertész and Holocaust Literature (2005), Comparative Central European Holocaust Studies (2009), and Comparative Hungarian Cultural Studies (2011). She has also published in Hungarian on memoirs of Hungarian women survivors (2009) and on women prisoner doctors (2012). She is editor-in-chief of Hungarian Cultural Studies and currently she is working on a volume titled War and Life Writing (Purdue University Press, 2015).

4:30 – 6 p.m.
at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies

New York University
285 Mercer Street, 7th floor
(between Waverly and Washington Place)
for more information, contact the center at 212-998-3838 or european.studies@nyu.edu

Spring 2015 Schedule

New York University
Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
and the Network of East-West Women

present

Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe

Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule

January 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”

February 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”

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”

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”

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”