Conference Review


ATGENDER, the European Association for Gender Research, Education and Documentation has been busy over the last few months! We just returned from Vilnius, Lithuania where we hosted the 2017 Spring Conference with support from EIGE (European Institute for Gender Studies) and Vilnius University. The conference, ‘‘Bridging gender research and policy making: missing links, good practices, future scenarios,’’ attempted to bridge the gap between academics and policy makers on current issues, such as ‘‘anti-genderism’’ and homophobia, reproductive rights, diversity policies, education to gender equality, intersectional, and gender methods. Alongside the panels, roundtables, and workshops, the conference also provided social activities for participants, such as a city walk, pub night, feminist museum tour, and an art exhibition. The ATGENDER Spring conference had over 150 attendees of European feminist scholars, activists, and policy makers who were able to connect!

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At the General Assembly held during the conference, ATGENDER was also able to welcome five newly elected members to the board: Aggeliki Sifaki from Utrecht University (Netherlands), Katarina Lončarević from University of Belgrade (Serbia), Stefanie Boulila from University of Goettingen (Germany), Sabrina Marchetti from Ca’Foscari University of Venice (Italy), and Sibel Yardimici from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University (Turkey). We look forward to the upcoming years with our new board!

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We also want to say goodbye to the ATGENDER interns Sierra Kane from Utrecht University and Tarah Paul from Ca’Foscari University of Venice who helped plan the Spring Conference. With their departure, ATGENDER now welcomes applications for summer internships for gender studies students. You can receive more information and apply by sending an email to the office manager, Adriano Habed (

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