Putin, Gender, and the 2016 U.S. Election: A Roundtable

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
4:15pm to 6:00pm
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CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street, K354

Much has been made of the issue of Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election. How have women’s and gender issues been part of the discourse? How have images and concepts of masculinity and femininity played into political campaigns in Russia, Eurasia and the U.S.?  What is the new “traditionalism” and why is there a backlash on gender and LGBTQI issues?  Participants will address the current debates as well as the historical background of Soviet and Russian policies in relation to women and people of all genders.


MODERATOR AND COMMENTS: Rochelle G. Ruthchild, Research Scholar, Women's Studies Research Center, Brandeis University; Center Associate, Davis Center


Elizabeth Wood, Professor of History, MIT; Center Associate, Davis Center
Valerie Sperling, Professor of Political Science, Clark University; Center Associate, Davis Center
Kristen Ghodsee, Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, and Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, Bowdoin College
Feruza Aripova, Ph.D. Candidate in World History, Northeastern University; Center Associate, Davis Center

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.