Intersectionality in Focus - Spring 2022

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response: Learn how the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies is working under the current operational posture at ucis.pitt.edu/creees/covid.

From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated pre-existing institutional, structural, and systemic discrimination and inequality in societies across the world. Furthermore, continued campaigns against gender and LGBTQ equity in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, racism in the United States, and the social protest movements that rose in response to such exclusionary projects have reinforced calls for intersectional approaches in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (SEEES). Class, ethnicity and race, dis/ability, gender and sexuality, and other identity markers interweave to produce inequality differently in Eastern Europe and Eurasia than in the Americas or Western Europe. Yet, it is these very differences that provide a rich ground for intellectual conversations in our field.

 

SPRING 2022 SESSIONS

UNCOMFORTABLE CONVERSATIONS:

JANUARY 28
Living Intersectionality in Academia: Emerging Scholars
2-3:30 pm (ET); 1-2:30 pm (CT); 12-1:30 (MT); 11am-12:30 pm (PT)
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MODERATOR:
Emily Couch, PEN America

PRESENTERS:
Kellan BakerWhitman-Walker Institute
Nadja GrekuCentral European University
Christy MonetUniversity of Chicago
Raushan ZhandayevaGeorge Washington University

 

FEBRUARY 4
Transforming the Academy: Intersectionality and Change in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
2-3:30 pm (ET); 1-2:30 pm (CT); 12-1:30 (MT); 11am-12:30 pm (PT)
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MODERATOR:
Sibelan Forrester, Swarthmore College

PRESENTERS:
Carina Karapetian Georgi, Antelope Valley College
Joseph Lenkart, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Pawel Lewicki, Europa University, Viadrina
Olga Povoroznyuk, University of Vienna

 

CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY:

FEBRUARY 11
Talking About Globalization: Gender, Race, Dis/ability and Politics
2-3:30 pm (ET); 1-2:30 pm (CT); 12-1:30 (MT); 11am-12:30 pm (PT)

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MODERATOR:
Vitaly Chernetsky, University of Kansas

PRESENTERS:
Bolaji Balogun, University of Sheffield
Lucie Fremlova, Independent Scholar
Teodor Mladenov, University of Dundee
Tamar Shirinian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

 

FEBRUARY 25
(Post-)Pandemic Eurasia: Why Intersectionality Matters
2-3:30 pm (ET); 1-2:30 pm (CT); 12-1:30 (MT); 11am-12:30 pm (PT)

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MODERATOR:
Joan Neuberger, University of Texas at Austin

PRESENTERS:
Svetlana Borodina, Columbia University
Kateřina Kolářová, Charles University
Elana Resnick, University of California, Santa Barbara
Enikő Vincze, Babeș-Bolyai University

 

 

FALL 2021 SESSIONS

VIEW THE RECORDINGS OF THE 2020-2021 RACE IN FOCUS SERIES

 

SPONSORS:
Center for East European and Russian/Eurasian Studies, University of Chicago
Center for Russia, East Europe, and Central Asia, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Michigan
Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Ohio State University
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University
Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University, Bloomington
Robert F. Byrnes Russian and East European Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign