UW CREECA lecture by Jessica Mason, 4 pm, 3/26, Ingraham Hall-Room 206. 608-262-3379
4pm in 206 Ingraham Hall.
Thursday, March 26
CREECA Spring Lecture Series
"Schism and Solidarity: Reclaiming Politics in Putin's Russia," Jessica Mason, PhD Candidate in Anthropology, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Drawing on ethnographic research conducted with young radical left, feminist, and LGBT activists in Moscow, this presentation explores how marginalized activists negotiated this inhospitable landscape through a combination of schismogenic conflicts and solidarity-building coalition work. Mason shows how whatever its effects on Russian politics at the macro level, the opposition movement provided an important site for activists to cultivate their own sense of agency and to experiment with new forms of self-organization.