CEERES Director's Lecture

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 5:00 PM
Social Sciences Tea Room
1126 East 59th Street, Room 201
Persons with diabilities who are in need of assistance
should contact CEERES at CEERES@uchicago.edu
This event is free and open to the public

How to Use the Concept of “Gender” to
Dismantle a Democracy: Lessons from
Hungary, Lessons for Europe
Presented by Éva Fodor
Pro-Rector for Social Sciences and professor in the Gender Studies Department, Central European University, Budapest. Fodor (PhD, UCLA) is a sociologist whose work focuses on gender, labor markets and welfare states. She is author of Working Difference: Women’s Working Lives in Hungary and Austria (Duke). She has been active in the CEU’s ongoing struggle against the Hungarian government’s attempts to force it out of the country and against government banning of Gender Studies degrees. Thus, she brings us an insider’s analytical view into how authoritarian governments destroy academic and civic freedoms, as well as the consequences that follow.