Working Group Members Edit Women’s Studies Journal on Gender and Genocide
The European Journal of Women’s Studies (EJWS) recently published a special issue on gender and genocide that was co-edited by Ayşe Gül Altınay, Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Sabanci University, and a member of CSSD’s Women Mobilizing Memory working group. The issue was also edited by Andrea Petö, Professor of Gender Studies, Central European University, and included an interview with Marianne Hirsch, Women Mobilizing Memory project director, Director of the Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
The issue asks what role gender plays in the international legal and political frameworks created to prevent and punish genocidal acts and grapples with the nuances of memory, silence, gender, and genocide. Hirsch discusses feminist strategies to combat nationalism and militarism with scholarly analysis, art, and activism, among other issues.
Access the free introduction to the EJWS here.
Pictured: Ayşe Gül Altınay