This panel will highlight and contextualize recent developments in Central and Eastern Europe relating to the nexus of issues around gender, identity, nationalism, and populism. These include state-led efforts to promote â€œtraditionalâ€ gender roles and limit gender studies research, pro-natalist policies, debates over abortion and the autonomy of women, and the use and manipulation of gendered language, rhetoric, and norms in political and social discourse. Panelists will focus in particular on the cases of Poland, Hungary, and Romania.
Moderated by Jennifer Thomson, University of Bath, U.K.
Organized by Myra Waterbury, Ohio University, U.S.