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Keynote speaker confirmed!

We are pleased to announce that keynote speaker of the next ATGENDER Spring Conference is Dr. Magdalena Grabowska.


Magdalena Grabowska currently works at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Over the years Grabowska has been involved in a number of academic and NGO studies on history feminism and women’s movement in Central and Eastern Europe, including the National Science Center funded research: “Bits of Freedom: Gender Equality Through Women’s Agency in state- socialist Poland and Georgia” (2011-2014). Her publications include “Exploring the Chronology and Intertextuality of Feminist Scholarship on Central and Eastern Europe,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Signs@40, and “Bringing the Second World In: Conservative Revolution(s), Socialist Legacies, and Transnational Silences in the Trajectories of Polish Feminism,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 37:2 (Summer 2012), 385-411. Dr. Grabowska is a co-founder of the Foundation for Equality and Emancipation STER, where she currently is conducting an EEA Grants-founded study on the prevalence of sexual violence, in particular rape, in Poland.