• 11 Listopad 2021 - 13 Listopad 2021
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  • Marxist-Feminist Conference

  • The conference provides theoretical debates, case studies based on examples of struggle and resistance, as well as a plenary seccion on the Thirteen Theses of Marxism-Feminism with Frigga Haug and other Marxist feminists. Watch here the full recordings.

    The idea of an international Marxist feminist conference was originally brought into being, and was since then continuously organised, by the feminist section of the Berliner Institut of Critical Theory (InkriT) around the German sociologist and philosopher Frigga Haug. It was held in Berlin (Germany) for the first time in 2015, followed by an increasingly international second conference in Vienna in 2016, and the third one in Lund (Sweden) in 2018.

    The 4th International Marxist-Feminist Conference is organised by transform! europe and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), along with Iratzar Foundation, Bilbo-Barcelona Critical Theory Group (BIBA CT), Berliner Institut für Kritische Theorie (InkriT), Roxa-Luxemburg-Foundation and ParteHartuz.

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    Recordings

    Thursday, 11 November

    17:00 - 18:30 (CET): Plenary 1: Feminist Movements and strikes in the Basque Country

    language: Basque (translation into English and Spanish)

    Moderation:

    • Oihana Etxebarrieta

    Key-speakers:

    • Lore Lujanbio
    • Aitziber Aranberri
    • Izaskun Garcia Bordagarai and Iratxe Letona Pasto
    • Josefina Rocco

    19:00 - 21:00 (CET): Plenary 2: Challenges and analysis of contemporary Feminism I

    language: English (translation into Basque and Spanish)

    Moderation:

    • Signe Arnfred

    Key-speakers:

    • Lorena Cabnal
    • Silvia Federici
    • Dilar Dirik

    Friday, 12 November

    09:30 - 11:30 (CET): Production and Reproduction in the public and the private sphere

    language: English

    Moderation:

    Speakers:

    • Ankica Cakardic
    • Maria Sagmeister
    • Monserrat Galcerán
    • Cristina Catalina Gallego

    Knowledge production, difference and vulnerability

    language: English

    Moderation:

    • Maria Do Mar Castro Varela

    Speakers:

    • Saphira Shure
    • Carolina Tamayo Rojas
    • Leila Haghighat
    • Meryem Choukri

    The Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) uprisings, the MeToo movement and their challenges to Marxist Feminism

    language: English

    Moderation:

    • Alanur Çavlin

    Speakers:

    • Lara Al-Kateb
    • Kobra Sultani
    • Fatemeh Masjedi
    • Frieda Afary

    12:00 - 14:00 (CET): Plenary 3: XIII. Theses of Marxism-Feminism

    languages: English, German (translation into Spanish)

    Moderation:

    Speakers:

    • Frigga Haug
    • Nikita Dhawan
    • Alex Wischnewski
    • Jule Goikoetxea
    • Katja Kipping
    • Maria Do Mar Castro Varela
    • Signe Arnfred

    16:00 - 18:00 (CET): Plenary 4: Challenges and analysis of contemporary Feminism II

    language: English (translation into Basque and Spanish)

    Moderation:

    • Ozgur Gunes Ozturk and Mònica Clua

    Key-Speakers:

    • Tithi Bhattacharya
    • Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

    18:30 - 20:30 (CET): Plenary 5: Challenges and analysis of contemporary Feminism III

    languages: English, French (translation into Basque and Spanish)

    Moderation:

    • Irene Pereira

    Key-Speakers:

    • Elsa Dorlin
    • Jules Falquet

    Saturday, 13 November

    09:30 - 11:30 (CET): Mujeres andaluzas que hacen la revolución

    language: Spanish

    Moderation:

    • Diana Urrea

    Speakers:

    • Pastora Filigrana Garcia
    • Soledad Castillero Quesada
    • Virginia Piña Cruz
    • María Montalvez Sánchez

    How to become a Feminist Artivist! Art and activism from a feminist perspective

    language: English

    Speakers:

    • Julia Zdarsky
    • Aiko Kazuko Kurosaki

    Praktika feminista erakunde mixtoetan

    language: Basque

    Moderation:

    • Aiora Epelde

    Speakers:

    • Zaloa Perez
    • Elixabete Etxeberria
    • Jone Bengoetxea
    • Ana Mezo

    Radiografía del escenario militante en Països Catalans y Euskal Herria

    language: Spanish

    Moderation:

    • Eraitz Saez de Egilaz

    Speakers:

    • Maider Barañano
    • Nadia Pérez
    • Ane Alava Artuch
    • Cesca Gasull
    • Olivia Serra Bassó

    12:00 - 14:00 (CET): Interseccionalidad y debates entre corrientes feministas

    language: Spanish

    Moderation:

    • Itziar Gandarias

    Speakers:

    • María Rodó Zarate
    • Despina Paraskeva-Veloudogianni
    • Gaudi Delgado Falcon

    Feminist strikes and new resistance

    language: English

    Moderation:

    • Ibai Atutxa

    Speakers:

    • Desirée Enlund
    • Eva Schmitz
    • Camille Robert
    • Ella Petrini

    Euskal Langile Andreak (IPES)

    language: basque

    Moderation:

    • Andrea Heuschmid

    Speakers:

    • Oiane Valero
    • Patricia Muñoz
    • Lurdes Rodridguez

    16:00 - 18:00 (CET): ¿Cambiar el Estado desde abajo y desde dentro? Experiencias de avances y retos

    language: Spanish

    Moderation:

    • Arantxa Tirado Sánchez

    Speakers:

    • Aleida Hernández Cervantes
    • Sayuri Herrera Román
    • Mylai Burgos Matamoros

    La lucha por el Pan y las Rosas: estrategias a debate en un mundo en crisis

    language: Spanish

    Speakers:

    • Andrea D'Atri
    • Diana Assunção
    • Alejandra Décap
    • Josefina L. Martínez
    • Cynthia Luz Burgueño

    Riqueza social desde paradigmas críticos feministas y descoloniales

    language: Spanish

    Moderation:

    • Ozgur Gunes Ozturk

    Speakers:

    • Márgara Millán
    • Diana Fuentes
    • Cintia Martínez
    • Josefa Contreras

    Political economy, value and work

    language: English

    Moderation:

    • Agurtzane Lekuona

    Speakers:

    • Elisabeth Zorgetz Loureiro
    • Fathimah Fildzah Izzazi
    • Audrey Laurin-Lamothe
    • Kwon Myoung A

    Towards 2022 political actions and mobilisations

    language: English

    Moderation:

    • Alex Wischnewski

    Speakers:

    • Cristina Simó, President of the Women’s Democratic Movement (Spain) and Co-Coordinator of Feminism Working Group of the Party of the European Left
    • Clara Alonso, Executive Secretary of Communication of Izquierda Unida and feminist activist (Spain)
    • Joana Teixeira, activist of the feminist collective "A Colectiva" (Portugal)
    • Kristina Krajnc, program committee member of the Institute of 8th March (Slovenia)
    • Agata Czarnacka, political philosopher, feminist activist and publicist (Poland)

    18:30 - 20:30 (CET): Plenary 6: Challenges and analysis of conteporary Feminism VI

    languages: English, French (translation into Basque and Spanish)

    Moderation:

    • Jule Goikoetxea

    Key-speakers:

    • Ochy Curiel
    • Nancy Fraser

    Key Speakers

    Tithi Bhattacharya

    Tithi Bhattacharya (India, 1971) is a professor of South Asian History and the Director of Global Studies at Purdue University. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies(University of London) in 2000. She is the author of The Sentinels of Culture: Class, Education, and the Colonial Intellectual in Bengal (Oxford University Press, 2005). Bhattacharya is a longstanding social justice activist and a prominent Marxist feminist. She writes extensively on Marxist theory, gender, and the politics of Islamophobia.

    Lorena Cabnal

    Lorena Cabnal (1973), a Maya-Xinka from Guatemala, is an advocate of community feminism. Originally from Santa María Xalapán, Cabnal is the daughter of the Xinca Maya cosmogony and co-founder of the community-territorial feminist movement in Guatemala, the Network of Ancestral Healers of Community Feminism Tzk’at (in Mayan Quiché).

    Elsa Dorlin

    Elsa Dorlin (France, 1974) is since 2011 Professor of Political and Social Philosophy at the University of Paris 8 and, since 2014, a member of the Center for Feminist and Gender Studies at Paris 8. In 2004, she received her doctorate in philosophy from the University of Paris-Sorbonne with the thesis Au chevet de la Nation: sexe, race et médecine: XVIIe-XVIIe siècles. Her studies focus on the intersections between gender, race and other systems of domination.

    Silvia Federici

    Silvia Federici (Italia, 1942) is Emerita Professor at Hofstra University (USA). She is a feminist activist since 1960 and was one of the main animators of the international debates on the condition and remuneration of domestic work. Her field of research is political philosophy and women’s studies, and she has also contributed various essays on educational and cultural politics. In the 1970s she was a cofounder of the International Feminist Collective. From 1991 to 2003, after a period of teaching at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, she was a co-founder of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa and co-editor of the CAFA Bulletin. From 1995 to 2002 she has also helped found the Anti-death-penalty project of the U.S. based Radical Philosophy Association.

    Nancy Fraser

    Nancy Fraser (Baltimore, USA, 1947) is the Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from the CUNY Graduate Center (USA) in 1980. She works on social and political theory, feminist theory, and contemporary French and German thought. Widely known for her critique of identity politics and her philosophical work on the concept of justice, Fraser is also a staunch critic of contemporary liberal feminism and its abandonment of social justice issues. She is President of the American Philosophical Association (APA) Eastern Division.

    Ana Cecilia Dinerstein

    Ana Cecilia Dinerstein (Argentina) is a Reader in Sociology, the University of Bath, where she teaches political sociology, social and cognitive justice, Marxism, critical, decolonial and feminist theory. She is a post-disciplinary scholar-activist, member of the Global Tapestry of Alternatives’ core group and the founder and coordinator of the international network Women on the Verge, of the Standing Seminar in Critical theory and of the Decolonizing Knowledge in Teaching, Research and Practice Research Hub/Centre.

    Frigga Haug

    Frigga Haug (Germany, 1937) is a German socialist-feminist sociologist and philosopher. She studied sociology and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin (Germany). In 1963, she interrupted her studies to move to Cologne and give birth to a daughter, but in 1971 she graduated in sociology, and in 1976 gained a PhD in sociology and social psychology. Haug’s magazine Das Argument grew out of her opposition to nuclear rearmament. In protest at the Vietnam War she joined the Socialist German Student Union (SDS), and she also developed a feminist perspective while she participated in different socialist women’s groups. In 1988 she founded the book imprint Adiadne.

    Ochy Curiel

    Ochy Curiel (Dominican Republic, 1963) is a theorist, feminist activist and songwriter. Curiel holds a PhD in Social Anthropology and she is a professor and researcher at the National University of  Colombia (UNC) and the Pontifical Xavierian University. She is also a spokesperson for autonomous, lesbian, anti-racist and decolonial feminism as well as she is one of the founders of the Grupo Latinoamericano de Estudios, Formación y Acción Feminista (GLEFAS). Curiel has published countless articles on the imbrication between race, sex, sexuality and class in national and international  magazines and books, and she has two books that stand out: La Nación Heterosexual: Análisis del discurso jurídico y el régimen heterosexual desde la antropología de la dominación (2013) and Descolonización y despatriarcalización de y desde los feminismos de Abya Yala (2015).

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