The underlying theme of this edited collection is gendered citizenship, as well as the challenges and limits that confront the gendering of citizenship. It critiques the notion of the genderless nation-state citizen — in both analytical and policy terms and contexts — and necessarily engages with at least three major sets of contradictions or tensions: limitations on achieving gender equal or gender equitable citizenship; relations and differences between gender equality policy, diversity policy, and gender mainstreaming; and interplays of academic analyses of and practical interventions on gendered citizenship. Contributors from diverse scientific disciplines and academic backgrounds aim to provide a better understanding of the challenges that societies within Europe and elsewhere face vis-à-vis diversity, regionalism, transnationalism, and migration.
Elżbieta H. Oleksy is Full Professor of Humanities at the University of Łódź and the University of Warsaw. She is Chair of the Department of Transatlantic and Media Studies and Founding Director of Women’s Studies Centre, both at the University of Łódź.
Jeff Hearn is Professor in Gender Studies (Critical Studies on Men), Linköping University, Sweden, Professor, Hanken School of Economics, Finland, and Professor of Sociology, University of Huddersfield, UK.
Dorota Golańska holds a PhD in Humanities and an MA in International Relations. She is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Transatlantic and Media Studies and affiliate researcher at the Women's Studies Centre, University of Łódź.