I am one of the candidates to join the ECPR Steering Committee of the Group GENDER AND POLITICS and it’s only open until 6 October!
How to vote?
If you’re already a member of this Group – You can do so by going to your ‘My ECPR’ page and click on ‘Gender and Politics Election 2021 Final Vote’. If you’re NOT a member, you will need to create a myECPR account at http://www.ecpr.eu/. This only takes a few minutes, and you need not be from an ECPR member institution to do so. Then, click on the following link https://ecpr.eu/Groups. If you are from an ECPR member institution your membership to the SG is automatic. If you are from a non-member institution the Group will need to accept your application to join, so your membership status will be ‘pending’ until they accept you.
You will only be able to read my statement after joining the Group, so I am quickly presenting here 3 major points I included there:
- Engagement with and reaction to the attacks on gender studies in some of the European countries, institutional exclusion of gender studies as a university subject, or undermining the concept of gender as a cultural and social construct.
- Working for increasing the visibility of scholars coming from outside of the West European academia and responding to the need underrepresented groups and countries (with emphasis on East European countries), decolonization of curriculum and deconstruction of the concepts invented in the West European countries and “advanced capitalist democracies”, overcoming the isolation of scholars coming from the institutions beyond the Western academia.
- Responding to a growing phenomenon of precariousness in academia – to provide a sense of community and solidarity and to democratize research on gender and politics.If you have any questions – I am happy to respond!
Thank you for your vote!