International Conference “Gender Studies and Research in 2019: Centenary Achievements and Perspectives”
November 21–23, 2019


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 21 November, Thursday
8:30–9:00 Registration of participants (2 floor lobby)
9:00–10:00 Opening of the conference and Welcome speeches (Theatre Hall)
Plenary session

Moderated by prof. dr. Marija Aušrinė Pavilionienė

10:00–11:00 Prof. Virginija Jurėnienė (Vilnius University). Strategies and Tactics of the Lithuanian Women’s Movement: Retrospective Analysis of the Century.
11:00–12:00 Prof. dr. hab. Monika Płatek (University of Warsaw, Poland). Who’s Afraid of Gender and Why? Gender Studies – the Path for Prospect.
12:00–13:00 LUNCH
Plenary session (continue)

Moderated by assoc. prof. Giedrė Purvaneckienė

13:00–14:00 Prof. dr. Liisa Husu (Örebro University, Sweden). Scientific Careers, Scientific Organisations, and Knowledge Production: Why and How Does Gender Matter?
14:00–15:00 Prof. dr. Jeff Hearn (Örebro University, Sweden). What are Critical Studies on Men and Masculinities? And Why are They Needed?
15:00–15:30   Coffee break
Plenary session (continue)

Moderated by prof. dr. Anna-Maija Lämsä

15:30–16:30 Prof. dr. Jean Mills, prof. dr. Albert Mills (Saint Mary’s University, Canada). Tracking Intersectionality Over Time: History, Context and Employment Practices in International Airlines.
16:30–17:30 Prof. dr. Giovanna Laura De Fazio (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy). Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence among Women and Men in a Criminological Perspective.
19:00–21:00 Dinner
22 November, Friday
8:00 – 8:30 Registration (2th floor lobby)
8:30 – 10:00 Parallel sessions
Session 1

(Seminar room 239)

Moderated by

dr. Lina Šumskaitė


Dr. Jekaterina Navickė (Vilnius University, Lithuania), dr. Daria Popova (Institute for social and economic research (ISER), Essex university, United Kingdom). The probability of poverty for mothers after childbirth and divorce in Europe: The role of social stratification and tax-benefit policies.

Romana Marková Volejníčková, Maréta Švarcová (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic). Entrepreneurship as a form of precarity? Personal perception of entrepreneurship among businesswomen with small children – context of the Czech Republic.

Prof. dr. Yvonne Ziegler, prof. Regine Graml (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany).

Career perspectives of working mothers in Germany.

Dr. Lina Šumskaitė, doc. dr. Margarita Gedvilaitė-Kordušienė, Vaida Tretjakova, dr. Gražina Rapolienė. (Vilnius University, Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania). Childless women’s parenting practices in Lithuania.

Session 2

(Seminar room 238)

Moderated by

prof. dr. Ramona Mihăilă

Patrycja Chudzicka-Dudzik (University of Łódź, Poland). Can the spectator be female? The issue of gender in film studies.

Prof. dr. Ramona Mihăilă (Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Romania). Nineteenth-century transnational feminism as reflected in women’s periodicals.

Assoc. prof. Onorina Botezat (Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Romania). The diachronic approach to the women’s representation in social and legal aspects of Romania through the lens of literary images and the Romanian journals.

Dr. Jitka Gelnarová (National museum, Prague, Czech Republic). In Her Own Voice. How to present the history/histories of women’s emancipation in the museum? Main questions and dilemmas.

Session 3

(Senate Hall)

Moderated by prof. dr. Virginija Šidlauskienė

Jurgita Bukauskaitė (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland). Gendered approach to defining domestic violence: International law, the Istanbul Convention and local socio-legal realities.

Dr. Ilze Mileiko (University of Latvia). The gender and tolerance of violence: mass media debate in Latvia.


Prof. dr. Virginija Šidlauskienė (University of Šiauliai, Lithuania). Comparative presence of sexual violence and harassment at Universities of Cyprus and Lithuania.

Titty Varghese (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania). The role of elected women representatives on combating violence against women: a case of Kerala.



  Coffee break
10:30 – 12:00 Parallel sessions (continue)
Session 4

(Seminar room 238)

Moderated by Laura Lapinske

Aušra Čižauskaitė, prof. Boguslavas Gruževskis (Vilnius University, Lithuania).The role of preschool education services on parents employment in Lithuania.

Laura Lapinske (Södertörn University, Sweden) Failure as a political narrative device to address the crisis of care: precarious landscapes of single motherhood in contemporary Lithuania.

Vaida Tretjakova, dr. Lina Šumskaitė, dr. Rūta Ubarevičienė, dr. Gintarė Pociūtė-Sereikienė (Lithuanian Social Research Center, Lithuania). Reproductive rights in peripheral regions of Lithuania: the case of teenage motherhood.

Session 5

(Seminar room 239)

Moderated by

assoc. prof. dr. Raminta Pučėtaitė

Assist. prof. Suvi Heikkinen, prof. dr. Anna-Maija Lämsä, Fanni Hollström (School of Business and Economics, Finland). Perspectives of young male business students on their future work–family interface.

Jennifer Sonneck, Klaus Thiele (Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany). Gender at work – Examining gender in the steel construction sector.

Marie Láníková (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic) How to liberate a female proletarian: women’s emancipation, paid work and housework in working-class, social-democratic and communist discourses of the Czech women’s movement, 1902-1931.

Prof. habil. dr. Danutė Gailienė, Dovilė Grigienė, (Vilnius University, Lithuania).  Social support  coping strategy: gender differences

Session 6

(Senate Hall)

Moderated by assoc. prof. dr. Ilona Michailovič


Dr. Stacey Scriver, dr. Caroline Forde (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland). Intimate partner violence and paid work: a cross-cultural analysis.

Sarah Sobeczko (Philipps-University Marburg, Germany). Qualitative insights into the German discourse on women’s shelters – an intergenerational dialog.

Assoc. prof. Ilona Michailovič. (Vilnius University, Lithuania). Are perpetrator programmes an important part of response to domestic violence?

Kristina Mišinienė (Center against Human Trafficking and Exploitation, Lithuania). Prostitution in Lithuania – bad women into illegal activities?

Session 7

(Seminar room B3, Vilnius University Library)

Moderated by

dr. Paulina Sekuła

Prof. Georgina Waylen (University of Manchester, United Kingdom). Making institutions more gender-equal: a feminist institutionalist perspective.

Dr. Magdalena Żadkowska, dr. Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka (University of Gdansk, Poland). What can be done to break or stop constructing the maternal wall in biotechnology? The notes from implementing the structural change.

Dr. Paulina Sekuła, dr. Ewa Krzaklewska, dr. Marta Warat (Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland). Implementing gender equality in academia in Central and Eastern Europe: achievements, barriers and a way forward.

Prof. dr. Natalija Mažeikienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania). Gender equality plans at Lithuanian universities. Neoliberalism with a human face?

12:00 – 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 – 14:30 Session organized by 4 Room Theatre (Theatre Hall)
14:30 – 16:00 Parallel sessions (continue)
Session 8

(Seminar room 238)

Moderated by

dr. Helene Götschel


Gražina Lyvens (Vilnius University, Lithuania). Female apostle: challenging early Christian authorities.

Dr. Helene Götschel (Hannover University of Applies Sciences and Arts, Germany). Queer theory as a tool to overcome social inequalities in physics education.

Dr. Christine Gaffney, dr. Caitriona Ni Laoire, dr. Carol Linehan (University College Cork, Ireland). Implementing and integrating gender equality into responsible research & innovation [RRI].

Lilian Snellman (University of Helsinki, Finland). The role of gender in political representation: relationship between women´s descriptive and substantive representation.

Session 9

(Senate Hall)

Moderated by dr.

Olga A. Kotowska-Wójcik


Assoc. prof. Ann Werner (Södertörn University, Sweden). Inclusion and exclusion of students in teacher training programs.

Gassim Zouhair (Univerity of Hassan 2 Ain Chock, Casablanca, Morocco). Gender inequalities and sexual education in Morocco.

Dr. Simon Lamarre (University of Montréal, Canada). Social gender relations and feminization of the faculty in Quebec. Current long and dynamic trends.

Dr. Olga A. Kotowska-Wójcik (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland). Women in science in Poland.

Session 10

(Seminar room B3, Vilnius University Library)

Moderated by

assist. prof. Runa Chakraborty Paunksnis


Orkide Izci (University of Padua and Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany). Home as a concept of belonging(s): narratives of three generations of Kurdish women in diaspora.

Assist. prof. Runa Chakraborty Paunksnis (Kaunas University of Technology,  Lithuania). From subjugation to celebration: reading Dalit women’s life-narratives.

Dr. Aurora Martin (Dimitrie Cantemir Christian University, Romania). Feminization of migration and modern day slavery.

Prof. dr. Monika Götsch, dr. Kathrin Menke (University of Applied Sciences Esslingen, Germany). Transformation of the German welfare state – transformation of intersectional inequalities?

Session 11

Organized by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)

(Seminar room 239)


Davide Barbieri (EIGE).  Gender equality index.

Jakub Caisl (EIGE). Beijing +25: Review of progress towards women’s empowerment in the EU.

16:00-16:30   Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00 Parallel sessions (continue)
Session 12

Will be held in Lithuanian

(Seminar room 238)

Moderated by assoc. prof. dr. Daiva Skučienė


Ernesta Platūkytė (Vytautas Magnus University). Pakartotinių santuokų kūrimo Lietuvoje ilgalaikės tendencijos lyčių aspektu / Long-term trends of remarriage in Lithuania.

Assoc. prof. Daiva Skučienė, Greta Skubiejūtė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). Vienišų motinų šeimos Lietuvoje: konstruktai ir pasekmės / Single mother families in Lithuania: constructions and outcomes.

Dr. Giedrė Blažytė (Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania). Lyčių lygybės samprata ir požiūris į skirtingus moterų ir vyrų poreikius darbo vietoje / The concept of gender equality and attitudes towards different needs of men and women in the workplace.

Akvilė Giniotaitė (Vilnius University, Lithuania) Mokinių lytiškosios patirtys. Lytinio raštingumo link / Sex:Ed experiences of pupils. Towards sex education literacy.

Session 13

(Senate Hall)

Moderated by assoc. prof. dr. RyLee Hühne

Prof. dr. RyLee Hühne (South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Iserlohn / Germany). Trans* activism and gender studies: mutual benefits and obstacles.

Raili Uibo (Södertörn University, Sweden) LGBTQ people negotiating close relationships in contemporary Estonia.

Dr. Christine Gaffney (University College Cork, Cork, Ireland). Challenges: the lived experience of coming out as lesbian midlife.

René_ Rain Hornstein (Technische Universität Braunschweig in association with Sigmund Freud Privat University Berlin, Germany). Acting in solidarity with others and myself – LGBTIQ allyship and internalized oppression.

Session 14

(Seminar room 239)

Moderated by

dr. Vilana Pilinkaitė- Sotirovič

Kwaku Adomako (University of Lausanne, Switzerland). Democratic Embodiment: How states (un)authorize forms perception and practices through negotiations on the United Nations Stage.

Augustė Nalivaikė (Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania). Religion and gender politics: the political entrepreneurship of the Lithuanian catholic church in the ratification process of the Istanbul convention.

Assoc. prof. Senem Kurt Topuz (Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey). The effect of countries’ democracy levels on the global gender gap: a study on OECD countries.

Dr. Vilana Pilinkaitė- Sotirovič (Lithuanian Social Research Center, Lithuania). Gender equality as a contested project: insights of research of ten municipalities in Lithuania.

Session 15

Will be held in Lithuanian

(Seminar room B3, Vilnius University Library)

Moderated by  dr. Margarita Jankauskaitė

Dr. Eglė Gabrėnaitė, Monika Triauškytė (Vilnius University).

Rhetorical Definitions of Provocative Narrative: The Case of #MeToo in Lithuanian Public Discourse

Discussion: dr. Margarita Jankauskaitė (Center for Equality Advancement), assoc. prof. Giedrė Purvaneckienė (Vilnius University), assoc. prof. Ilona Michailovič (Vilnius University).


23 November, Saturday
9:00–11:00 Parallel sessions
Session 1

(Seminar room 238)

Moderated by Timo Derriks

Aline Rodrigues Silva and Natalia Pais Fornari (University of York, England). Between (dis)order and progress: the fight and resistance of women in Brasilian politics.

Lina Lapinaitė. (Vilnius University, Lithuania). Gender and intergenerational social mobility in Lithuania.

Timo Derriks (HZ University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands). Marketing female athletes in lifestyle sports: an exploration of gendering practices in kiteboarding.

Lennita Oliveira Ruggi, Nata Duvvury (National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland). The ‘problem’ of gender equality in Irish higher education.

Session 2

Will be held in Lithuanian

(Seminar room 239)

Moderated by assoc. prof. Jolanta Mažylė

Reda Adomaitienė. (Vilnius University, Lithuania).  Savarankiškumo sampratos technologijos moksluose konstravimas: doktorančių ir doktorantų požiūris / Constructing the meaning of independence in technological sciences: approach of doctoral students.

Assoc. prof. Jolanta Mažylė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). Motinystės reprezentavimo aspektai (spalvos) Lietuvos nacionalinėje ir regioninėje žiniasklaidoje / Aspects of motherhood representation in Lithuanian national and regional mass media.

Dr. Deimantė Šėporaitytė – Vismantė. (Vilnius University, Lithuania).  Vyrų su negalia vyriškumo reprezentacijos socialinėse ir komercinėse reklamose / Representations of the masculinity of men with disabilities in social and commercial advertising.

Dr. Daiva Siudikienė, assoc. prof. Lijana Stundžė (Vilnius University, Lithuania). Moterų vaidmenų reprezentavimas moterims skirtuose žurnaluose: žurnalo “Moteris” atvejo analizė / Representation of women‘s roles in women‘s magazines: case study of magazine „Woman“.

Dr. Arūnas Pocius (Lithuanian Social Research Centre, Lithuania). Demografinių ir padėties darbo rinkoje lyčių raidos skirtumų įvertinimas Lietuvoje / Assessment of gender demographic and situation in the labour market differences in Lithuania.

Session 3

(Senate Hall)

Moderated by

prof. dr. Kristina Žardeckaitė-Matulaitienė

Fabian Hennig (University of Basel Switzerland). The Male Pill, RISUG, Genderussa, Bimek SLV and Co. – Changing masculinity and the discourse on new male contraceptives.

Monika Aleksė, prof. dr. Kristina Žardeckaitė-Matulaitienė, (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania). The links between sexual harassment experience, self-objectification and disordered eating behavior tendencies.

Weronika Michalina Urban (University of Warsaw, Poland). SexuFally ambiguous creation of the body in the regime of everyday interactions.

Judith Conrads (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany). Girls with beards and boys in skirts – adolescent negotiations of gendered subjectivities.

11:00–12:00   Closing of the conference (seminar room 239)