Mobilizing Gender: Secularism, Nation and Remaking Europe

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Wilder House (5811 S. Kenwood Ave.)


Organized by Jennifer Cole (Comparative Human Development) and Susan Gal (Anthropology), Mobilizing Gender: Secularism, Nation and Remaking Europe is a one-day mini-conference on the topic of gender and secularism in contemporary Europe: Why have these issues become so visible in eastern Europe (as early as 1989), and now in the west as well? And what might this visibility tell us about the changing ways nation-states establish their physical and metaphorical borders/ties both with in Europe and beyond? 

Plenary speakers:


Éric Fassin (Université de Paris 8, Sociology/Political Science) Agnieszka Graff (University of Warsaw, Literature/Gender studies) Sarah Green (University of Helsinki, Anthropology)


Co-sponsored by: CEERES, 3CT, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Department of Anthropology Lichtstern Fund, France Chicago Center, and Franke Institute for the Humanities


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