Gender, Nation and Revolution: the Role of Women in the EuroMaidan Protests of 2013-2014 in Ukraine

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
4:00PM
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)
Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute, for a presentation by Dr. Tamara Martsenyuk, Petro Jacyk Program Fellow, University of Toronto, and Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”.
 
Women's participation in EuroMaidan and its social and media evaluations largely reflect the social position of women in the Ukrainian society. In her presentation Dr. Martsenyuk  will try to discuss three major ideas: (International) media discourse about EuroMaidan was “narrow”, practices are much more diverse; women were not “helpers”, but “participants” of EuroMaidan; women had possibility to fulfill not only “traditional” roles, new niches for egalitarian participation were possible.
 
Tamara Martsenyuk holds a PhD in Sociology and her research interest focuses on the social structure of society and, particularly, on gender relations. Tamara is the author of over 40 academic publications, chapters of textbooks and chapters of books (Gender, Politics and Society in Ukraine, Toronto University Press, 2012). Tamara’s current project is on women’s activism in Ukraine during Euromaidan protests. 
 
This event is free and open to the public.
 
For more information please contact Dr. Mark Andryczyk at 212-854-4697 or at ma2634@columbia.edu
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