Reclaiming the Political Meaning of International Women´s Day: Feminist Activism in Ukraine Nowadays

Thursday, March 8, 2012
12:00 pm
1219 International Affairs Building

Please join the Harriman Institute for a talk by Dr. Oksana Kis.

Dr. Oksana Kis is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) in Lviv, Ukraine. She received her academic degree of "kandydat nauk" (Ph.D. equivalent) in History from Ivan Krypyakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies NASU in 2002. Her academic interests cover women´s history, feminist anthropology, oral history, and gender transformations in post-socialist countries. She authored the book 'Women in the Traditional Ukrainian Culture, second half of the 19th - early 20th centuries' (Lviv: Institute of Ethnology NASU, 2008) and numerous articles (e.g., (Re)constructing the Women´s Histories in Ukraine: Actors, Agents, Narratives, in Gender, Politics and Society in Ukraine, eds. by Olena Pevny and Anstasiya Salnykova. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 2011, forthcoming) and Biography as a political geography: patriotism in the Ukrainian women´s life stories in Ukraine, in Mapping Difference: The Many Faces of Women in Ukraine, ed. Marian J. Rubchak. - London: Berhgahn Books, 2011).

Currently she is working on her research project "Invisible Agency: Representations of Gendered Historical Experiences and Identities in the Ukrainian Women´s Personal Narratives" as a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York.