Columbia University - Harriman Institute

Artist Talk & Reception. Scorched Earth, Broken Lives

From: 2022-10-06 6:15 PM
To: 2022-10-06 7:45 PM

Film Screening & Discussion. Tango with Putin: Fighting for Free Media in Russia

From: 2022-09-23 5:0 PM
To: 2022-09-23 8:0 PM

Saludos desde Mariúpol: Covering Ukraine for the Spanish audience

From: 2022-09-29 6:0 PM
To: 2022-09-29 7:30 PM

Exhibit: Scorched Earth, Broken Lives

From: 2022-09-06 9:0 AM
To: 2022-09-06 5:0 PM

Conference. Russian Emigration on the Waves of Freedom

From: 2022-05-02 11:0 AM
To: 2022-05-02 4:0 PM

A Conversation with Polish Basketball Legend Kent Washington

From: 2022-05-03 7:0 PM
To: 2022-05-03 8:30 PM

The Russian Public & the War in Ukraine: Support, Unease, & Outrage

From: 2022-05-03 6:0 PM
To: 2022-05-03 7:30 PM

Byzantium as Seen by the White Russians in Constantinople

From: 2022-05-02 6:0 PM
To: 2022-05-02 7:30 PM

Resurfacing Memories of the Holocaust in Bulgaria and Yugoslavia

From: 2022-04-28 9:30 AM
To: 2022-04-28 1:30 PM

Book Panel. Rethinking the Gulag: Identites, Sources, Legacies

From: 2022-04-25 12:0 PM
To: 2022-04-25 1:30 PM

The History of Guide Dogs for the Blind in East Central Europe

From: 2022-04-28 6:0 PM
To: 2022-04-28 8:0 PM

How Central Asia Became Part of the Developing World

From: 2022-04-26 6:0 PM
To: 2022-04-26 7:0 PM

The Parallels of Russian Bellicosity in the Balkans in the Example of Ukraine

From: 2022-04-21 12:0 PM
To: 2022-04-21 1:30 PM

Russian-Turkish Relations: Past & Present

From: 2022-04-18 1:0 PM
To: 2022-04-18 2:30 PM

Disability and the War in Ukraine: Organized Support

From: 2022-04-15 12:0 PM
To: 2022-04-15 1:0 PM

Russia's Invasion of Ukraine—Historical and Psychological Dimensions

From: 2022-04-12 1:0 PM
To: 2022-04-12 2:0 PM

Intercultural Dialogue Among Youth in North Macedonia

From: 2022-03-31 12:0 PM
To: 2022-03-31 1:30 PM

La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

From: 2022-03-25 5:0 AM
To: 2022-03-25 6:30 PM

Book Talk. #WomenofBiH

From: 2022-03-25 12:0 PM
To: 2022-03-25 1:30 PM

Musical Landscapes: A Roundtable Discussion of Music, Nature and the History of Ukraine

From: 2022-03-21 12:0 PM
To: 2022-03-21 1:0 PM

La Nijinska: Choreographer of the Modern

From: 2022-03-08 6:30 PM
To: 2022-03-08 8:0 PM

Transsexuality and Gender Ratio in Poland: East/West Dichotomy

From: 2022-03-01 12:0 PM
To: 2022-03-01 1:0 PM
Transsexuality And Gender Ratio In Poland: East/West Dichotomy • Morningside Area Alliance
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Transsexuality and Gender Ratio in Poland: East/West Dichotomy

Please join the East Central European Center at the Harriman Institute for a presentation by cultural studies scholar Ludmiła Janion (University of Warsaw), moderated by Małgorzata Mazurek, Associate Professor of Polish Studies, Columbia University.

In this talk, Ludmiła Janion will investigate scientific and journalistic discourses around differences in gender ratio among trans persons. The disparity between Poland and several Western countries, first noted in the 1980s, was repeatedly associated with the different gender politics in the capitalist West and (post)state socialist East. The talk will examine this explanation to show how the ratio was employed as a comparative and ultimately normative tool. Janion hopes to elucidate the interrelations between (trans)sexuality and anxieties over European geopolitics in the 1980s and 1990s.


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Mar 01 2022


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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