EHU’s Gender Studies Center Coordinator Evgenia Ivanova spoke on a panel on “The Internal Other in East Central Europe” organized jointly by the Harriman Institute and East Central European Center of Columbia University, the European Humanities University, and the Balassi Institute. Ivanova, who is currently a PhD candidate at Oxford University, discussed how the Chernobyl disaster re-structured the political space in Ukraine by giving new meaning to women’s political and civic participation.
Assoc. Prof. Kristen Ghodsee (Bowdoin College, USA) discussed Islam, social justice, and post-communist nostalgia in Bulgaria’s borderlands, Assist. Prof. Marina Mikhaylova (Temple University, USA) presented her research on migration problems in the Baltic States, Dr. Gergely Romsics (Balassi Institute, USA) discussed the dynamics of abandonment in post-transition Hungary, and Prof. Snježana Milivojević (University of Belgrade, Serbia) talked about anti-LGBT hate speech and violence in Serbia.
EHU thanks Columbia University and its many friends and supporters in the United States for their hospitality and support for the event and visit.