Conference "Gender Politics in Turbulent Times: Rethinking Power, Agency and Resistance"

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017

The world is changing at breathtaking speed and with it the normative and institutional parameters for gender politics. Unquestionably, as feminist scholars have shown, gender politics and the objective of gender equality are and were always subject to contestation and (re)negotiation. However, under the current political atmosphere, the pressure on gender equality norms and policies has increased enormously and the room for maneuver seems to shrink. The reasons for and dynamics of this trend are multifaceted and complex. They include the economic crisis, the rise of right-wing populism and authoritarianism, increasing contestation of democracy and global institutions, like the UN and the EU and last, but not least controversies within and between different strands of feminism: Please read more here

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017

Freie Universität Berlin
“Holzlaube”, Room 1.2009, Fabeckstraße 23-25

Further Information

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science

Division Gender and Diversity