JMintheUS Webinar: Anti-Gender Politics and Rightwing Populism in Poland

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The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence would like to share this upcoming webinar organized by UW Center for Global Studies, UW Center for European Studies & EU Center at the University of Washington. This event is part of the Jean Monnet in the US series, bringing together the network of EU-funded Universities in the US. #JMintheUS



This lecture is part of the Talking Gender in the EU lecture series, a 4-part lecture series covering gender politics in Poland, Latvia, France, and the European Parliament.

The European Union has set impressive standards on gender equality, providing legal frameworks for equal pay, investing in work/life balance and childcare, and allowing for positive action to advance equal treatment of women across member states. At the same time, Europe witnesses considerable backlash from anti-gender activists and rightwing reactionary movements, calling into question gender equality as a core norm of European democracies. This lecture series investigates actors, institutions, and policies in the area of gender in Eastern and Western Europe, the Baltics, and on the EU level.

About the lecture:

Feb. 10 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (EST) | (12:00 - 1:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time)
Anti-Gender Politics and Rightwing Populism in Poland

To register for this lecture or for the whole lecture series, click HERE.


ImageElżbieta Korolczuk, PhD is an Associate professor in sociology working at Södertörn University in Stockholm and American Studies Center, Warsaw University. Her research interests involve: social movements, civil society, politics of reproduction as well as right-wing populism and mobilizations against “gender”. She co-edited two books on motherhood and fatherhood in Poland and Russia (in Polish) and published two volumes on social movements and civil society in Central Eastern Europe: Civil Society Revisited: Lessons from Poland co-edited with Kerstin Jacobsson (Berghahn Books, 2017), Rebellious Parents. Parental Movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia co-edited with Katalin Fábián (Indiana University Press, 2017). Most recent publications include an edited volume Bunt kobiet. Czarne Protesty i Strajki Kobiet [Women’s Rebellion. Black Protests and Women’s Strikes] co-authored with Beata Kowalska, Jennifer Ramme and Claudia Snochowska-Gonzalez and published by European Solidarity Centre in 2019 and a monograph Anti-gender Politics in the Populist Moment written with Agnieszka Graff (in press, Routledge). She is also a commentator and a long-time women’s and human rights activist.

This lecture series is sponsored by the UW Center for Global Studies, UW Center for European Studies & EU Center, and the UW Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies.