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Gender & Transformation workshop -- call for speakers

News author: NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
Source of news: NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies
2010-06-21 12:09:52 / News read 1490 reading

The Gender and Transition Workshop at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies invites speakers to submit proposals for talks for the academic year 2010-2011. The topic can be about any issue on gender in relation to east and central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including the Baltic countries and Central Asia.

 

It should not be a general topic; it should cover some specific area of research, activism, or expertise, for example (but not excluding related topics) on gender and NGOs in the region, on gender policy in the region, on feminist political theory and the region, on current political and economic developments and the region, etc.

       The organizers CANNOT cover transportation expenses to New York City, so the speaker should be someone who is or expects to be in the New York area. We can, however, offer an honorarium for the talk.

       All proposals are welcome, both by women from the region and experts from the U.S. or elsewhere. We invite activists as well as scholars and researchers.

       The workshop is a small, informal, and friendly group of about 20 feminist scholars, activists, and journalists that has been meeting for more than 15 years. We have general background information, so general talks are not relevant for this group.

       If you would like to present a talk for this workshop, please e-mail the workshop moderators:
Sonia Jaffe Robbins, sjr1991@gmail.co;
Nanette Funk, nanfunk@earthlink.net;
and Janet Johnson, Johnson@brooklyn.cuny.edu

 

 

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