I was elected a Steering Committee Member of the ECPR Standing Group of Gender and Politics. Here is except from my statement/my priorities in the future work as a Steering Committee Member:
- 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!
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