The following are examples of some assigned readings from recent years. Note that this is not intended to be a complete listing, and that readings are updated every year.

  • Rosi Braidotti: Thinking Differently: A Reader in European Women’s Studies.
  • Zygmunt Bauman: “The Uniqueness and Normality of the Holocaust.”
  • Gloria Wekker: White Innocence: Paradoxes of Colonialism and Race.
  • Joy Smith: “Blackface, Play and Zwarte Piet in the Netherlands.”
  • Ronald Weitzer: “Legalizing Prostitution: Amsterdam”
  • Fatima El-Tayeb: “If you Can’t Pronounce My Name, You Can Just Call Me Pride: Afro-German Activism, Gender and Hip Hop.”
  • Jennifer Petzen: “Integration in Germany as a Sexual Problem.”
  • Paula Irene Villa: “Anti-genderismus: German Angst?”
  • Kristen Ghodsee: Red Hangover: Legacies of Twentieth-Century Communism.
  • Agnieszka Graff and Elzbieta Korolczuk: “’Worse than Communism and Nazism Put Together’: War on Gender in Poland.”
  • Ewa Cukrowska-Torzewska: “How Much Does It Cost to Rear Children in Poland?”
  • Lukasz Szulc: Transnational Homosexuals in Communist Poland.
  • Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston: “The Romany Women’s Lives in Poland.”
  • Wanda Nowicka: “The Anti-Abortion Act in Poland.”
  • Iveta Jusova and Jirina Siklova, eds. Czech Feminisms: Perspectives on Gender in East Central Europe.
  • John Urry and Jonas Larsen: The Tourist Gaze.
  • Kelsey Henry, Iveta Jusova & Joy Westerman: “Nomadic Encounters: Turning Difference toward Dialogue.”
  • Joan W. Scott: “Experience.”
  • Jasbir K. Puar: “Introduction: Homonationalism and Biopolitics.”
  • Hazel Rowley & Elizabeth Grosz: “Psychoanalysis and Feminism.”
  • Luce Irigaray: from This Sex Which Is Not One.
  • Anne Fausto-Sterling: “Of Gender and Genitals.”
  • Judith Butler: “Imitation and Gender Insubordination.”
  • Jack Halberstam: “Queer Temporality and Postmodern Geographies.”
  • David Paternotte and Roman Kuhar: “’Gender Ideology’ in Movement.”
  • Audre Lorde: Sister Outsider.
  • May Ayim: Blues in Black and White.
  • Neil MacMaster: Racisms in Europe.
  • Larry Wolf: Inventing Eastern Europe.
  • Katerina Liskova “Sex Under Socialism: From Emancipation of Women to Normalized Families in Czechoslovakia.”
  • Vera Sokolova: “Identity Politics and the (B)Orders of Heterosexism: Lesbians, Gays and Feminists in the Czech Media after 1989.”
  • Natasa Kovacevic: “Orientalizing Post/Communism.”
  • Jennifer Suchland: from Economies of Violence: Transnational Feminism, Postsocialism and the Politics of Sex Trafficking.
  • Dianne Wolf: “Situating Feminist Dilemmas in Fieldwork.”
  • Sharlene Nagy-Hesse-Biber: “The Practice of Feminist In-Depth Interviewing.”
  • Francine Descarriers: “Language is not Neutral: The Construction of Knowledge in the Social Sciences and Humanities.”
  • Alison Rooke: “Queer in the Field.”
  • Mathias Detamore: “Queer(y)ing the Ethics of Research Methods: Towards a Politics of Intimacy in Research/Researched Relations.”
  • Ingrid Palmary: “A Politics of Feminist Translation: Using Translation to Understand Gendered Meaning-Making in Research.”
  • Cornelia Moser: “Gender Traveling Across France, Germany and the US: The Feminist Gender Debates as Cultural Translations.”