Iveta Jusová, PhD
Dr. Jusová has led the Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe program since 2004.
She received her PhD in English and Cultural Studies from Miami University, Oxford, OH, in 2000, and her MA from Palacky University, Olomouc, the Czech Republic.
Research and Publications
Professor Jusová’s research interests include Continental feminist philosophy, post-colonial and global feminisms, as well as British and Czech literature. Her book “The New Woman and the Empire” (Ohio State University Press, 2005) examines the ways in which late 19th-century British women writers approached national, racial and ethnic difference. Her articles on European women writers, actresses, and film directors have appeared in Women’s Studies International Forum, Social Text, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, Theatre History Studies, English Literature in Transition, Slavic and East European Journal, The Womanist, Zadra: Pismo Feministyczne (in Polish) and DivadelnÃ revue (in Czech). Her essay on the representation of the Roma in 19th century Czech literature has been published in History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe (eds. Marcel Cornis-Pope and John Neubauer, 2010).
Professor Jusová’s current scholarship examines the possibilities and challenges entailed in the present-day encounters between European feminist discourses and the growing immigrant population into Europe from former colonies. As part of this research, her recent essay on the academic writings and activism of the major feminist philosopher Rosi Braidotti, “European Immigration and Continental Feminism: Theories of Rosi Braidotti”:” has appeared in the journal Feminist Theory (2011).
Professor Jusová has presented her scholarship both nationally and internationally. She was one of the four panelists invited by Václav Havel to discuss Julia Kristeva’s work with Julia Kristeva, the recipient of the 2008 Dagmar and Václav Havel Vize Award. In 2010, she delivered the International Women’s Month keynote, “Women Making a Difference Across Europe,” for the Beacon College Global Awareness program.
As the WGSE program director, Professor Jusová leads seminars in feminist theory and feminist methodology, guides the students’ independent research projects, and evaluates their work. She also team-teaches the WGSE Situated Feminisms course with local feminist scholars and activists. She is assisted in her duties by resident coordinators in each country visited and by a Program Assistant, who is usually a program alumn.
To receive further information about Comparative Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe or for immediate assistance, please contact us. Professor Jusová is teaching on location in Europe throughout the fall semester. You may contact Iveta Jusová at firstname.lastname@example.org.