This event will provide ASL interpretation throughout the panel and discussion.
Moderated by IU Professor Sarah Phillips, this RSW Series Critical Conversations in Russian Studies panel engages experts in anthropology, disability studies, education, media and communication, the performing arts, and sociology in a discussion about how ideologies and practices around “inclusion” and “diversity” are being understood, implemented, and reshaped in contemporary Russia. How are liberally-originated concepts like “inclusion” translated into Russia, and how is inclusion understood by various constituents on the ground? What about regional variations---why and how do particular interpretations of “inclusion” work in certain places in Russia, and not others? What are the physical and discursive spaces in which diversity and inclusion are most actively debated in Russia? Among other examples, panelists will discuss the case of Yulia Tsvetkova---intersectional artist (feminist, neurodivergent, pro-minority rights), theater director, activist, artist and creator of the experimental youth activist theater Merak in Komsomolsk-on-Amur---who is now awaiting trial in a criminal indictment.
Co-sponsored by International Lab for Social Integration Research at HSE-Moscow