Speakers

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Peter Kivisto

Peter Kivisto is the Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College and International Reader at the University of Helsinki’s Center for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism (CEREN).  He was until 2017 the Co-Director of the Research Laboratory on Transnationalism and Migration Processes at St. Petersburg State University. The Academy of Finland appointed him Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Turku from 2008 to 2012, and he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the university in 2013.  His research focuses on immigration, social integration, and civil society.  He is the author or editor of 35 books and author of more than 180 articles and book chapters. Recent books include The Trump Phenomenon: How the Politics of Populism Won in 2016 (Emerald, 2017), National Identity in an Age of Migration (Routledge, 2017), and Solidarity, Justice, and Incorporation: Thinking through The Civil Sphere (edited with Giuseppe Sciortino, Oxford University Press, 2015). He has two forthcoming edited books: The Cambridge Handbook of Social Theory (2 volumes) and Populism and the Civil Sphere (co-edited with Jeffrey C. Alexander and Giuseppe Sciortino, Polity Press). He has served on the Council of the American Sociological Association and as President of the Midwest Sociological Society, as well as serving as Editor of The Sociological Quarterly.  He is currently the Series Editor of Anthem Press’s Key Issues in Modern Sociology.

Andrea Pető

Andrea Pető is Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Her research areas include European comparative social and gender history, gender and politics, women’s movements, qualitative methods, oral history and the holocaust. She has written five monographs, edited thirty-one volumes and her works on gender, politics, Holocaust and war have been translated into 19 languages. Her books include: Women in Hungarian Politics 1945-1951 (Columbia University Press/East European Monographs New York, 2003), Geschlecht, Politik und Stalinismus in Ungarn. Eine Biographie von Júlia Rajk. Studien zur Geschichte Ungarns, Bd. 12. (Gabriele Schäfer Verlag, 2007) and together with Ildikó Barna, Political Justice in Budapest after WWII (Politikai igazságszolgáltatás a II. világháború utáni Budapesten. Gondolat, Budapest, 2012 and 2015 by CEU Press). Her recent co-edited books are, with Ayse Gül Altinay: Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories. Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence, Routledge, 2016. and Gender as Symbolic Glue. The Position and Role of Conservative and Far Right Parties in the Anti-Gender Mobilisation in Europe eds. Eszter Kovats, Maari Poim, FEPS, FES, Brussels, 2015. She is on the editorial board of 6 international and 2 Hungarian academic journals. She also serves as an associate editor for The European Journal of Women’s Studies.