CALL FOR PAPERS: Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop – New York University

CALL FOR PAPERS: Gender and Transformation: Women in Europe Workshop – New York University

We would like to inform that the GENDER and TRANSFORMATION: WOMEN in EUROPE Workshop—a joint project from New York University and the Network of East-West Women—invites speakers to submit proposals for Friday afternoon talks for the academic year 2015-2016 at the NYU Center for European and Mediterranean Studies.

As is their usual practice, they are looking for speakers to discuss gender, sexuality, or women in Europe or Eurasia. For the academic year 2015-2016 they are particularly (but not only) interested in speakers addressing theoretically and/or empirically the intersection of gender with class, race, and religion or with the reimagining of Europe.

The workshop’s focus is on the postcommunist countries of East and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union, including the Baltic countries and Central Asia, and in Europe and the European Union more widely. Recent workshop topics have included: post-1990 Albanian women’s migration strategies; Hungarian women’s Holocaust writing, Romani women and theater in the Soviet Union, Russian intersexuality, and rural women in Tajik film.

The workshop is an informal and friendly group of about 20 feminist scholars, activists, and journalists who have been meeting for more than 20 years 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.


To propose a talk for 2015-6, please email the following to Janet Elise Johnson ( and Mara Lazda (

  • 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 (proposals for the Spring semester will be passed onto Nanette Funk and Sonia Jaffe Robbins)

Further Information

All proposals are welcome, by women and men, from the region and experts from the U.S. or elsewhere, activists or scholars.  They will get back to you as soon as possible.

They offer a small honorarium. They regret that they cannot cover transportation expenses to New York City or offer assistance for visas or accommodations.

For more information, see



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