Anu Laasis feminist and women’s rights activist. She is a historian and sociologist, has policy and legal expertise in the field of gender and social policy. She contributes extensively to national and international bodies on inequalities and gender-based violence since the 1990s. She is an author of numerous national reports. She is a member of the European Network of Legal Experts on Gender at DG Justice since 2011. The network helps the European Commission to monitor legal developments in EU countries. She is an adviser of the Estonian Women’s Support and Information Centre; the Centre has ECOSOC consultative status. She was a researcher and lecturer in gender studies at the University of Tartu in 1989-2013. She founded the Gender Studies Unit in 1995.
Since 2013 Researcher in Constitutional Law at the University of Milan, School of Law, Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law, where she teaches Parliamentary Law. In 2018 achievement of the national academic qualification as Associate Professor. Specific research experience in the field of form of government and anti-discrimination law, with particular regard to the topic of women’s underrepresentation in politics and in public bodies. Member of the Inter-university Research Center “Gender Cultures”. Over the last five years member of the scientific committee of a specialization course on Women and corporate governance. In 2017 member of a Team of experts led by the Lombardy Region and the bar association of Milan to plan actions to prevent violence against women. Author of many publications in the constitutional law field including L’equilibrio di genere negli organi politici (FrancoAngeli 2013); Contributo allo studio dello scioglimento anticipato delle Camere nel sistema costituzionale (Giuffré, 2016).
Elisabeth Marteu is a Consulting Senior Fellow for Middle East Politics at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). She has carried out research on Middle East politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including from a gender approach since her PhD thesis dedicated to women’s movements in Israel-Palestine (Sciences Po Paris 2009). Since then she has taught Gender Issues in the Middle East, and has co-coordinated a research programme on the globalization of gender that led to the publication of an edited volume La globalisation du genre: mobilisations, cadres d’actions, savoirs (with Ioana Cistocea and Delphine Lacombe, PUR, 2018 – to be published by Routledge). She has analysed the implementation of UNSCR 1325 “women, peace and security” in Israel-Palestine and has documented Palestinian women’s involvement in political violence. She is now pursuing her reflections on “gendering security” by questioning gender and PVE (Preventing Violent Extremism) - CVE (Countering Violent Extremism) measures in Europe and the Middle East.
Marianna Muravyeva’s research is interdisciplinary bringing together history, social sciences and law to examine long-term trends and patterns in social development with a special focus on normativity, gender and violence. Some of her most recent projects focus on violence against women, family violence (violence against parents and domestic violence), the history of crime (homicide and, particularly, femicide), legal history, gender history, and history of sexuality. Professor Muravyeva co-chairs the Women and Gender Network of the European Social Sciences History Conference and a founding member of the Russian Association of Women’s Historians (RAIZhI). She has published extensively, including edited volumes Parricide and Violence Against Parents throughout History: (De)Constructing Family and Authority? (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), Domestic Disturbances, Patriarchal Values: Violence, Family and Sexuality in Early Modern Europe (New York: Routledge, 2015); and numerous articles and books chapters.
Dr. Nardocci is a Post-Doc research fellow in Constitutional law, Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law, University of Milan. She teaches Women Empowerment and Sustainable Development at the University of Milan and in 2015, 2016 the legal clinic Sustainable Development as a Human Right in a Multicultural Society. Member of the Strategic Team on Discriminations and Inequalities (University of Milan).
Over the past years, She has been actively involved in drafting bid to answer to European Calls for funding. In 2016, She joined the UN Women-Universities-Partnership on Gender and Constitutions, supervising the research activity of a group of Italian students on polygamy, and in 2017 She was invited to the Second International Symposium on Gender, Law and Constitutions in Washington, Dr. Nardocci’s research activity revolves around Constitutional Law with a focus on human rights, anti-discrimination law, minority rights, multiculturalism. She is the author of papers and of a monographic study (Razza e etnia. La discriminazione tra individuo e gruppo nella dimensione costituzionale e sovranazionale, 2016 – Race and Ethnicity. Discrimination between the individual and the group in the constitutional and supranational perspective). As a lawyer, She deals with human rights claims before the Italian Constitutional Court and the ECtHR.
Almira Ousmanova (Ph.D. in Social Philosophy) is Professor at the Dept. of Social Sciences and Director of MA program in Cultural Studies at the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania). Her research interests include: Genealogy and Methodology of Visual Studies,Feminist Philosophy, Gender Representations in Visual Arts, Soviet cinema, Art and Politics. She is an author of Umberto Eco: paradoxes of interpretation (2000); and editor of several collective volumes: Anthology of Gender Theory (ed., with Elena Gapova, 2000); Gender Histories from Eastern Europe (co-edited with Elena Gapova and Andrea Peto), Bi-Textuality and Cinema (ed., 2003); Gender and Transgression in Visual Arts (ed., 2007), Visual (as) Violence (ed., 2008), Feminism and Philosophy (ed., special volume of journal Topos, 3/2010), TechnoLogos: the Social Effects of Bio- and Information Technologies (ed., with Tatyana Shchyttsova, Topos, 3/2014) and E-Effect: Digital Turn in Humanities and Social sciences (with Galina Orlova, Topos, 1-2/2017). Currently she is working on the book project Fluid Publicness.
Enriketa Papa-Padelejmoni is an Albanian historian at the Department of History at University of Tirana. She has a PhD in History from the University of Graz. Her main research interests include contemporary history, social history, gender, communism and memory with focus on Albania. She is a co-author of the edited volumes, Myths and Mythical Spaces. Conditions and Challenges for History Textbooks in Albania and South-Eastern Europe (2018); The Call for Freedom. Studies on Totalitarianism and Transition in Albania (2016) and Albania. Family, Society and Culture in the 20th Century (2012). She has published several chapters on women and gender in Albania, gender issues and religion and on gender mainstreaming curricula in Higher Education Institutions in Albania. From 2016 she is part of an interdisciplinary EU HORIZON2020 Research Project “INFORM”, a project that brings together teams from nine European countries to conduct multidisciplinary social science research on formal and informal institutions in the Western Balkan societies in the fields of politics, economics and everyday life, as well as to track the influence of these institutions on the implementation of EU rules and regulations.
David Paternotte is Associate Professor in Sociology and Gender Studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he is the head of the Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s) and STRIGES, the ULB research network on gender and sexuality. He also chairs the Belgian French-speaking master in gender studies. His research focuses on gender, sexuality and social movements. After years spent on same-sex marriage and LGBT transnational activism, he examines activism against women’s and LGBTI’s rights in Europe today. In addition to many articles and book chapters, he is the author of Revendiquer le “mariage gay”. Belgique, France, Espagne (Editions de l’Université de Bruxelles, 2011) and Anti-Gender Campaigns in Europe : Mobilizing against Equality (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017, with R. Kuhar). He has served in many scientific organisations and is currently a co-editor of the series “Global Queer Politics” (Palgrave).
Hélène Périvier is researcher in Economics at the OFCE, Sciences Po. She is the director of the research and academic program on gender of Sciences Po, PRESAGE. Her research focuses mainly on social and family policies and gender inequalities in the labor market. She has coedited the special issue of the Revue de l’OFCE , published in 2014, European labour markets in times of crisis. A gender perspective. She has coordinated the European project EGERA, Effective Gender Equality in Research and the Academia (2014-2017). She currently works on three main research projects. The first one aims at measuring discriminations in hiring process and at evaluating the efficiency of blind auditions to tackle discriminations. It analyses the dynamic of gender inequalities by drawing on the case study of Orchestras and musical performance. In the same vein, she examines the relative importance of self-selection and external selection processes by studying the trajectories of male and female Science Po students who are eligible and qualified to partake in the concours, the competition for admission, at the École Nationale d'Administration (ENA). Finally, she works on an assessment of the French parental leave and sex inequalities in the work place in France.
Susan H. Perry, a sinologist and specialist in gender and international human rights law, holds degrees from Brown, Yale and Oxford universities and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (University of Paris). She teaches law and politics at The American University of Paris and directs several of the university’s graduate programs.
Holds a Master’s degree in Japanese studies from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) and a Ph.D. in international relations from Sciences Po. Lived in Japan for four years as a visiting fellow with the Department of International Relations, National University of Tokyo (Todai) and a grantee of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Member of the advisory board of the Japanese studies journal Ebisu and co-editor of the Global Order Studies book series published by Routledge, London. Member of the Re-Thinking Europe in a Non-European World (RENEW) research network based at Oxford University. Contributor to working group 1 of the IDEAS project financed by the European Research Council. Member of the editorial board of Online Encyclopedia of Mass Violence, a Sciences Po-CERI electronic publication.
Sabedashvili holds an MA (2002) and a PhD (2002) in Gender Studies from Central European University, Budapest. She is Head of the Gender Studies Programme at Tbilisi State University, where she also teaches. Tamar Sabedashvili is Programme Specialist for the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in Georgia. She is married and has one child. I am active both in academia as well as in the field of development – I am an Associate Professor at Tbilisi State University, heading MA program in Gender Studies that has been developed in close cooperation with CEU Gender Studies Department and Rutgers University. I also work in UN Women as Programme Specialist in the areas of ending violence against women and girls, women, peace and security and women’s economic empowerment.
Zhanar Sekerbayeva is the co-founder of the Kazakhstan Feminist Initiative "Feminita". She is a feminist, powerlifter and poet. In her work she aims at expanding the concept of ‘gender’ in the general public discourse through activism by mainstreaming questions of gender identity in the academia. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude from the ‘Gumilev’ Eurasian National University in 2005, as well as from the ‘Lomonosov’ Moscow State University in 2009. In 2014 she enrolled at the European Humanities University (Lithuania) MA program in Sociology with focus on gender and culture, continuing now at the University of Tsukuba, Japan towards a PhD degree. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the processes of regulating identities and “normalization” of transgender people in Kazakhstan and Japan, where she is interested in understanding how the gatekeeping practices of healthcare professionals may or may not be shaping the gender identities of transgender individuals as they seek legal affirmation. Her latest publication is a chapter in the “Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region: Domination, Resistance, Accommodation” edited by Molnar G., Sara N. Amin, Yoko Kanemasu, as part of the Routledge Research in Sports, Culture and Society series.