This fall the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies will be hosting the Intersectionality in Focus series. The series consists of four sessions throughout the month of October, the first of which features GNS+ professor S.A. Karpukhin. A brief overview of the series can be found below as well as link to the series website and registration.
Intersectionality in Focus – From Critical Pedagogies to Research Practice and Public Engagement in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated pre-existing institutional, structural, and systemic discrimination and inequality in societies across the world. Furthermore, continued campaigns against gender and LGBTQ equity in Eastern Europe and Eurasia, racism in the United States, and the social protest movements that rose in response to such exclusionary projects have reinforced calls for intersectional approaches in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (SEEES). Class, ethnicity and race, dis/ability, gender and sexuality, and other identity markers interweave to produce inequality differently in Eastern Europe and Eurasia than in the Americas or Western Europe. Yet, it is these very differences that provide a rich ground for intellectual conversations in our field.
FALL 2021 SESSIONS
PEDAGOGY AND PRACTICE
Addressing Intersectionality Through Course Design
Challenges and Creative Practices in the Classroom
NEW DIRECTIONS IN RESEARCH
Genocide and Memory