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      Edward Lemon

      The Eurasian, East and Central European Studies Women Academics Forum (EECES WAF) has some very exciting news to share with you!

      Usually, the EECES WAF organizes an annual networking conference for early-career female scholars researching the post-Communist space. Due to the ongoing pandemic we decided to organize several online events instead.

      Inspired by current conversations on decolonizing and diversifying the curriculum, the first web-series in March 2021 consists of several Zoom roundtables. These roundtables will be looking at what questions women from various social and ethnic backgrounds are asking which many scholars (often white male) within the sphere of post-Communist studies are not? What are the roles, purposes and outcomes of including marginalized and under-represented topics and voices in our study of the post-Communist space and what might a future which includes them look like? The roundtables will be open to all genders in order to enhance a dialogue between the different genders.

      The web-series will kick off with a Zoom roundtable on Women’s activism in Central Asia on 9 March 8pm Bishkek/ 2pm London / 9am New York time. This roundtable brings together Central Asian women working on a range of issues across Central Asia to discuss their experiences in activism. What are the priorities for women’s activism in Central Asia and what are the ongoing challenges and future opportunities?

      In case you are interested to attend the event please register through the following link:

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