Causes and challenges of the crisis: what is the role of progressive / liberal movements?

19.09.2021, 12:30

Eszter Kováts (PhD candidate in political science at ELTE University of Budapest. From 2012 to 2019, she was responsible for the Foundation’s gender program for East Central Europe at the Hungarian office of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES))

Prof. Dr. Sara Farris (Associate Professor, sociologist and author, Goldsmith University of London)

Judith Goetz (Literary and political scientist, University of Vienna. She is a member of the research group Ideologies and Politics of Inequality and the research network Women and Right-Wing Extremism)

Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz (Professor emer. of Sociology with a focus on gender and social structure research at the Ruhr-University-Bochum)

Moderation: Nina Horaczek (Journalist, Falter)

Eszter Kováts is PhD candidate in Political Science at ELTE University, Budapest. In 2020 she was a guest researcher at the Humboldt University in Berlin. She was working in the Hungarian Office of the German political foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) from 2009 till end of 2019. From 2012 till 2019 she was responsible for the Foundation’s gender program for East-Central Europe.

Prof. Dr. Sara R. Farris is an Associate Professor in Sociology at Goldsmiths University of London. She is the author of Max Weber’s theory of personality. Individuation, politics and orientalism (Brill 2013) and In the name of women’s rights. The rise of femonationalism (Duke UP 2017). She has published widely on gender, migration, social reproduction theories, nationalism/racism and Marxism.

Judith Goetz (University of Vienna) is a literary scholar and political scientist, teaches at different universities and is a member of the research group Ideologies and Politics of
Inequality, as well as the research network Women and Right-Wing Extremism.Her research focuses mainly on women*/gender and right-wing extremism, as well as antifeminism. The latest anthologies she co-edited are Untergangster des Abendlandes. Ideologie und Rezeption der rechtsextremen ‚Identitären‘ (2017), Rechtsextremismus Band 3: Geschlechterreflektierte Perspektiven (2019) and Rechtsextremismus Band 4: Herausforderungen für den Journalismus (2021).

Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz is a sociologist working on gender/intersectional inequalities and feminist and gender movements in comparative perspective (Germany, Japan). She is professor em. for sociology at the Ruhr-University Bochum, but has been guest professor at many universities in Japan and senior professor in Frankfurt Universities. She was active in starting the debate on antifeminism in Germany. Her last publications are on: Gender and capitalism: Geschlecht im flexibilisierten Kapitalismus? Neue UnGleichheiten (with Evertz, Sabine and Ressel, Saida, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag 2017), gender conflicts and processual intersectionality: Intersektionale Konflikte in sozialen Bewegungen (in: Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 2019, 32, 3, S. 408-423,, international feminisms: Feminismus: Denkweisen, Differenzen, Debatten (in: Handbuch Interdisziplinäre Geschlechterforschung, ed. by Kortendiek, Beate et al, Wiesbaden: Springer 2018) and on women’s movements in Germany and Japan: Die Neue Frauenbewegung in Deutschland. Abschied vom kleinen Unterschied. Eine Quellensammlung (on Japan forthcoming, with Michiko Mae; on Germany Lenz, Ilse: 2. Auflage, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag 2010).

Nina Horaczek is a political scientist and chief reporter for the Viennese weekly newspaper Falter. She has been dealing with the topics of right-wing extremism in Austria and Europe as well as social issues and migration for two decades. She has been awarded numerous prizes for her journalistic work in the past.

The event will also be live-streamed on Youtube.