Deadline: July 15, 2018
GENDER AND TRANSFORMATION: WOMEN IN EUROPE WORKSHOP
NYU CENTER FOR EUROPEAN AND MEDITERRANEAN STUDIES
CALL FOR PAPERS 2018-2019
“Gender in the Era of Illiberal Populism”
The 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 next
academic year at the NYU Center for European and
As is our usual practice, we are looking for speakers to
discuss gender, sexuality, or women in Europe or Eurasia.
For the academic year 2018-2019, we are particularly
(but not only) interested in speakers addressing gendered
dimensions of such issues as ageing, employment,
immigration, environment, technology, health, reproduction, sexuality, education, and violence.
The rise of illiberal populism and “anti-genderism” has rolled backed progress
on many issues, but women and feminist groups have also
fought back, including with their own #MeToo movements
and against full criminalization of abortion in Poland. What
impact have both feminist and anti-feminist movements
had on political practices and institutions? What are the
moral and ethical implications of these issues and related
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.
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 Mieke Verloo
and Julie A. Cassiday.
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 email the following to Janet
Elise Johnson (Johnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu) and
Mara Lazda (Mara.Lazda@bcc.cuny.edu):
1. a title for your talk
2. an abstract of less than 200 words describing
your proposed talk
3. a one-page curriculum vitae or resume.
4. your schedule clarifying which weeks or months
you plan to be in or near New York City and would like
to present (proposals for the Spring semester will be
passed on to the spring coordinators Nanette Funk
and Sonia Jaffe Robbins).