Who is afraid of Gender Studies?

Roundtable discussion with professors and young researchers in humanities and social sciences open to public

In the frame of the Night of Ideas 2019 (Nuit des idées) entitled “Facing the Present: Being or Not Being Feminist Today?” the French Institute in Prague and CEFRES are organizing a roundtable on the contemporary issues of feminism.

Venue: CEFRES Library (Na Florenci 3, Prague 1)
Time: 2-4pm
Organizers: Felipe Fernandes (PhD student at EHESS and associated PhD student at CEFRES) and Olga Slowik (PhD student at the Charles University and associated PhD student at CEFRES)
Language: English

Roundtable: Who is afraid of Gender Studies?

The already complex situation of gender studies in Central Europe has gotten even more complicated by the recent political changes, which consequences are the most visible in Poland and Hungary. On the other hand, the situation of this field in the Western world, including France, its academic recognition are often idealized by scholars from Czechia, Poland and Hungary. Is this really the case? What is the current place of gender studies in different countries? What are the challenges, obstacles, and controversies that they are facing nowadays?


  • Réjane Sénac (France)
  • Blanka Knotková-Čapková (Czech Republic)
  • Anikó Gregor (Hungary)

Moderated by Olga Slowik and Felipe Fernandes