Anna Loutfi

is Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest and co-editor of A Biographical Dictionary of Women’s Movements and Feminisms. Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, 19th and 20th Centuries (2006).


Feminism, biography and cheshire cat stories

A geopolitical journey through a biographical dictionary

Anna Loutfi reflects on the use of the nation-state as an organizing principle for central and eastern European feminist history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She detects what she calls feminism’s “imperial ironies”: feminists in central and eastern Europe acted within international feminist networks, while at the same time were confronted with emerging nationalism in territories that had been parts of former empires.

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