Teach-In on Russia’s War in Ukraine: Marta Havryshko, “Women, Power, and Violence: Researching Sexual Crimes During the Holocaust in Time of Russia’s War in Ukraine”
“Women, Power, and Violence: Researching Sexual Crimes During the Holocaust in Time of Russia’s War in Ukraine”
This presentation focuses on the peculiarities of wartime sexual violence compared to times of peace. Who are the primary targets of sexual assaults in conflict zones? How do women’s ethnic, political, and religious identities, social status, and age affect sexual aggression? Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made Ukrainian women and girls particularly vulnerable to different forms of violence, as reported by Ukrainian authorities, human rights activists, volunteers, and ordinary citizens.
Marta Havryshko is the Babyn Yar interdisciplinary studies institute director of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her research primarily focuses on gender, sexuality, and violence during World War II and the Holocaust in Ukraine; feminism; nationalism; and militarism.
Sponsored by the College of the Liberal Arts
Meeting ID: 325 783 1800
Wednesday, October 19 at 2:30pm to 3:30pmVirtual Event