Event 2

Migration to/from/within Central & Eastern Europe:
Decolonial perspectives on race, gender, sexuality and class

25-26 November 2021, 3-7pm GMT (4-8pm CET, 5-9pm EET) via Zoom.
Free to attend but ticketed.


Questions about the position of Central and Eastern Europe in relation to European and global geographies continue to be relevant and is attracting increasing scholarly interest. In recent years theoretical insights from postsocialist, postcolonial, postdependence and decolonial thinkers have enriched academic discussions and contributed to the pushback of the epistemic marginalisation of Central and Eastern Europe. In migration studies, critical discussions around coloniality and racism are overdue. In this 2-day workshop scholars working on issues of migration and race/gender/sexuality/class shared their perspectives on decolonial thinking in Central and Eastern Europe.

The workshop involved:

  • 10 talks over 3 sessions with free-flowing discussions with the audience
  • screening of Olha’s Italian diary (2020) + Q&A with the director Olena Fedyuk

SPEAKERS (in order of presenting):

  • Aleksandra Lewicki (University of Sussex, England)
  • Daria Krivonos (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Tereza Hendl (University of Augsburg & Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany)
  • Taulant Guma (Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland)
  • Olena Fedyuk (University of Padua, Italy)
  • Milena Błahuta (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Julius-Cesar MacQuarie (New Europe College, Romania)
  • Irma Budginaite-Mackine (Vilnius University, Lithuania)
  • Arne van Lienden (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands)
  • Anna Piela (Northwestern University, US) & Joanna Krotofil (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
  • Sophia Sobko (UC Berkeley, US)

Please, see the full programme: HERE (2 talks were canceled for health-related reasons) and the call for papers: HERE

The workshop was NOT recorded given the early stage of the work presented.

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