The Second Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop – Gendering Resistance and Revolution

Department: Armenian Studies

Date and Time: May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Event Location: UCI Humanities Gateway 1030

Event Details


The Second Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop – Armenian Women and Gender: Resistance and Revolution
May 4-5, 2019

Co-organized by Houri Berberian (UCI), Lerna Ekmekçioğlu (MIT), and Melissa Bilal

The Second Feminist Armenian Studies Workshop: Gendering Resistance and Revolution, organized by Houri Berberian  (UCI), Melissa Bilal (AUA), and Lerna Ekmekçioğlu (MIT), will convene on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, 2019 on the University of California, Irvine campus. The two-day interdisciplinary  workshop/conference – free and open to the public – will feature fifteen participants, four panels, a roundtable, and a public discussion organized by FemARC (Feminist  Armenian Research Collective). Speakers and roundtable participants will  focus on resistance and revolution from gender-centered perspectives. What constitutes activism, resistance, and/or revolution through various modalities? How is resistance gendered? How does resistance by gender-conforming and gender-non-conforming individuals or collectives challenge hegemonic and dominant analytical paradigms? Through an engagement with varied methodologies and  approaches, participants will rethink and reframe women’s activism, (in)visibility, (re)presentation, resistance and revolution in the multilocal Armenian experience from the nineteenth century through the Velvet revolution to today.