Gender in Transformation Processes: Central and Southeast European Perspectives

Interdisciplinary Online-Symposium by the Department of Sociology and
the Center for Inter-American Studies, both University of Graz, Austria and
the Department of Sociology, University of Zadar and the Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar, Split, Croatia

Please contact until 23 September for registering to the conference. Technical informations will be sent out soon before the event.

Day 1: Thursday, 30 September

9.00 Opening
Welcome Address (Rektor Polaschek)

Roberta Maierhofer and Inga Tomić-Koludrović: Opening of the conference + Background
Information about the conference and the fellowship

Karl Kaser: Gender Relations in Southeast Europe – Continuity, Change, Convergence?
10.00-10.30 Coffee-Break
Private and Public Gender Aspects (1) (Chair: Roberta Maierhofer)
Inga Tomić-Koludrović and Mirko Petrić (Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar; University of Zadar): Public and private patriarchy in contemporary South East Europe (2014-2021): Presenting the results of two research projects (SCOPES and Genmod).

11.30 -12.30
Private and Public Gender Aspects (2) (Chair: Roberta Maierhofer)
Siegfried Gruber (University of Graz): Female household heads in historical Central and Southeast Europe.

Emira Kalaj (University of Shkodra): Female Entrepreneurship in Albania: A microeconomic analysis.

Gendered Aspects of Work and Migration (Chair: Inga Tomić-Koludrović)
Oksana Ermolaeva (New Europe College Bucharest): Between “the Finnish spies” and the Soviet political police: Female Roles in Transborder Migrations in Eastern Karelia at the Beginning of the XX century.

Ylvije Kraja (University of Shkodra): Gender and migration from Albania during the democracy.

Gender Policy, Gender Equality (Chair: Katharina Scherke)
Jovana Mihajlović Trbovc (Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts Ljubljana): Female scientists in Slovenian society from socialism until today: history of concepts, policies and discourses.

B. Holubová/M. Žilinská/G. Bianchi (Slovak Academy of Sciences): Gender equality audit and assessment at the Slovak Academy of Sciences: comparison to other RPOs in EU (preliminary results).

Simona Rodat (Adventus University Ilfov): Gender (in)equality in 2019 European Parliament election campaign.

16.30-17.00 Coffee- Break
Gender, Culture, and Media (Chair: Barbara Ratzenböck)
Krešimir Krolo/Željka Tonković (University of Zadar): Coding, gaming, binging and texting: Gender differences and equalities in the usage of digital technologies amongst youth in Croatia.

Augustin Derado/Darija Ivošević (Institute of Social Sciences Ivo Pilar/University of Zadar): A qualitative approach to gender differences in cultural taste in Croatia.

Sarah Nabjinsky (University of Graz): Media usage and music perception: A case-study on different and equal strategies of older men and women during the corona-pandemic.


Day 2: Friday, 1 October

Mapping Gender Practices (Chair: Darija Ivošević)
Nicole Navratil (University of Graz): Mental Mapping and Gendered Imaginations of Europe in Serbia in Times of Transformation.

Polona Sitar (University of Primorska): Gender in transformation, socialist economy and modernization.

10.00-10.30 Coffee-Break
Cultural Representation of Gender (Chair: Sarah Nabjinsky)
Veselina Dzhumbeva (Queen Mary University of London): Wild and Proud: Women as Usurpers of Men’s Roles in Voevoda (2017) and Wildlings (2019).

Petra Hamer (University of Graz): Cultural representation of gender in popular patriotic songs in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the war from 1992 to 1995.

Claudia Mayr-Veselinovic (University of Graz): “Svaki džukac vidi noge moje curice” 1 – Sexism in Yugoslav popular music (“Vesele 80e from a different perspective).

12.30-13.30 Lunch-Break
Gender-specific inequalities in adversity (Chair: Augustin Derado)
Cintia Silva Huxter (Loughborough University): ”Men have almost everything, women don’t”: Exploring gender relations in Mitrovica (Kosovo).

Bujanë Topalli (University of Shkodra): Formation of gender identity in people with different abilities.

Flora Petrik/Markus Rieger-Ladich (University of Tübingen): Doing Masculinity in Britain’s Underclass: Darren McGarvey on class and gender.

15.30-16.00 Coffee Break
Gender Regulation and Gender Transformation (Chair: Mirko Petric)
Pavao Parunov (University of Zadar): Institutional gender regulation: queer youth inequality in Croatian educational setting.

Hernando C. Gomez Prada (Universidad Internacional de la Rioja): Society in trans-formation: How Trans Studies perspective can help us surfing the third wave towards real equality.

Louka Maju Goetzke (University of Frankfurt am Main): Gender Transitions in Transformation: How do gender transitions emerge? A situated study with trans(itioning) subjects in Germany.

Miloš Jovanović (University of Niš): LGBTIQ+ and Serbian Orthodox Church: Relationship Transformations in the last 20 Years.

18.00Closing Remarks

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