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War, Neoliberal State Policy and Gender in Ukraine, Public Lecture by Oksana Dutchak

Oksana Dutchak

— 28. November 2023, 18.15-19.45 Alte Universität | Hörsaal 117 | Petersplatz 1, 4051 Basel

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Registration until 17th Nov. 2023: gradko-genderstudies@unibas.ch

Oksana Dutchak, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute | Visiting Professor IDP

is a sociologist and social anthropologist. She holds a PhD in social sciences from the Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. She is the co-editor of Spilne/Commons Journal and currently the responsible research officer within the project “Researching the Transnational Organization of Senior Care, Labour and Mobility in Central and Eastern Europe”.
With the outbreak of the full-scale invasion by Russia, Ukrainian society is going through yet another crisis. While influencing the whole fabric of the Ukrainian society, war and current policies have their distinct direct and indirect gender-differentiated effects and potential long-term influences on the structures of gender inequality. They radically alter the conditions for social reproduction, reconfigure the distribution of reproductive labor, devaluate it on the labor market and diminish support for families. Along with the immediate war threats, these put the lives of many women, especially from under-privileged groups, in socio-economic jeopardy and ossifies the existing structural inequality. Also, the war, neoliberal policies and resulting dynamics force both adaptive and political mobilization around social reproduction.
Veranstaltende: Zentrum Gender Studies & Interuniversitary Doctoral Program Gender Studies Switzerland (IDP) in Kooperation mit dem Slavischen Seminar