Monday, October 11, 2021 – Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Transnational Feminism, Solidarity, and Social Justice

Lecture Series

This lecture series is jointly curated by faculty involved in Transnational Feminism, Solidarity, and Social Justice, an initiative that builds on the inspiring accomplishments of recent courses and initiatives offered at various OSUN colleges and universities, and acknowledges the importance of transnational feminism as a toolkit for social-justice activism. Transnationalism has been a key element of socialist and intersectional feminist movements from their very inception. In the early twentieth century, Clara Zetkin and Alexandra Kollontai worked closely together to advocate for the rights of women workers everywhere. African-American poet, teacher, and activist Audre Lorde connected with her peers across the world – including Black women in Germany – to jointly develop strategies for survival and battle sexual, racial, and class oppression. More recently, scholars and activists Cinzia Arruzza, Tithi Bhattacharya, and Nancy Fraser, in their Feminism for 99%, have built on the accomplishments of the International Women’s Strike (2017) and mobilized for feminist solidarity across borders. Transnational Feminism, Solidarity, and Social Justice seeks to develop the promising connections available via OSUN to foster feminist collaborations in academia and beyond. It offers a sustainable platform for students and faculty from OSUN colleges to engage in rigorous academic work, inspire each other through artistic practice, and work closely with local and international initiatives to further the feminist agenda for social justice. 
Participating faculty come from disciplines ranging from political science through law to media studies and literature:
  • Al-Quds Bard College (Laura Menchaca Ruiz)
  • American University of Central Asia (Elena Kim, Mokhira Suyarkulova)
  • Bard College (Deirdre d’Albertis, Allison McKim, Alys Moody)
  • Bard College Berlin (Cassandra Ellerbe, Aysuda Kölemen, Agata Lisiak)
  • Central European University (Andrea Krizsan)
  • SOAS, University of London in the United Kingdom (Gina Heathcote, Kanika Sharma) 
  • University of Witwatersrand (Srila Roy)
  • And a collaboration with Off-University (Nevra Akdemir, Carmel Christy)
Upcoming lectures: 
Project leader: Agata Lisiak (Bard College Berlin)
Project assistant: Liza Tabliashvili (Bard College Berlin)

Contact information:  feminism@berlin.bard.edu

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