Presentation of the "Feminist Critique" Journal
Presentation of the "Feminist Critique: East European Journal of Feminist and Queer Studies" took place on April 5th, 2017 in the office of Fulbright Program in Kyiv. Editors-in-chief Maria Mayerchyk and Olga Plakhotnik presented the paper «Ukrainian Feminist Protest Between “Nation Time” and “Feminist Time”»:
When we attempt to analyse feminism in post-socialist countries - both as academic discourse and as a grassroots movement - using the framework of three waves and the Western taxonomies, we get a picture of paradoxes, controversies, backward motion and running after. In our study, we analyse the dynamics of feminist discourse, movement's and resistance's development in Ukraine from 2008 till now juxtaposing a postcolonial feminist critique and a feminist theorising of temporality.
Maria Teteriuk was a discussant:
A postcolonial methodology, proposed by the authors for disentangling of controversies in the history of Ukrainian feminist movement, is a workable alternative to the colonising Western narrative as well as uncritical sticking with the postcolonial status of post-Soviet state-nation and nationalism.
Mariam Agamyan moderated the panel discussion.