Queer Focus: Gender and Sexualities in Eastern Europe and Eurasia [Virtual]

This six-part virtual event series will examine queer studies within Eurasia through a variety of disciplines and themes. Runs from Jan. 19 through March 15.

The impacts of war can be felt far beyond the actual battlefield. Russia’s war against Ukraine has set off historic levels of migration, in addition to huge environmental and economic impacts. Modern war also disproportionately affects gender and sexual minorities, something we are seeing in Ukraine even as Putin's anti-LGBTQ+ agenda seeks to relentlessly drive support for the war at home.  

How can a queer-studies focus advance conversations about decolonization in East European and Eurasian studies? To address this question, "Queer Focus" will have six virtual panels featuring speakers from various disciplines and institutions. Panelists and participants will explore how gendered regimes were constitutive of Russo-centric relationships of power, defining the region and how we study it, as we collectively grapple with what it means to re-examine our current research, teaching, and institutional practices.

For more information and registration: https://daviscenter.fas.harvard.edu/insights/event-series-queer-focus.