Carleton Presents Gay in Russia Panel

Carleton University’s Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) is pleased to present a panel discussion entitled Gay in Russia. The talk will feature leading experts on Russia’s “anti-gay” bill passed by the Duma during summer 2013 which bans the distribution of information deemed to challenge traditional sexual relations or which propagandizes homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgender people.

When: Monday, Sept. 23 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Where: Alumni Room, Robertson Hall, Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

Panelists include:

  • Andrea Chandler: Political Science professor Dr. Chandler specializes in social welfare in Russia, as well as gender and politics in post-communist societies.
  • Jennifer Evans: Dr. Evans’ main research interests involve the history of sexuality in visual culture and the impact of social media and photography as agents of social meaning.
  • Erica Fraser: Dr. Fraser is a historian specializing in gender and culture in the Soviet Union. She is currently working on a book manuscript on gender and Cold War culture entitled Armed Fantasy: Reinventing Soviet Masculinity after World War II.
  • Melissa Haussman: Dr. Haussman is an expert on women’s access to power and representation in North American political institutions.

This event is part of EURUS’ Sochi 2014 Lecture Series. Click here for more information.

Media Inquiries:
Chris Cline
Media Relations Co-ordinator
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391