Ann Snitow, renowned feminist activist and writer and associate professor of literature and gender studies at Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, has been appointed a Fulbright Specialist in Gender and American Studies. The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts overseas. The program offers support to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, enabling them to engage in short-term collaborative projects at higher-education institutions around the world.
Snitow was selected for the position on the basis of her feminist scholarship and organizing work in eastern and central Europe, including the founding of the Network of East-West Women, a communications network linking more than 1,000 women’s advocates in 30 countries in the former Soviet Union, central and eastern Europe, western Europe, and North America.
Snitow will visit international academic institutions upon request to conduct seminars, workshops, and trainings on gender studies. In March 2011, she will travel to Tirana University in Albania to conduct a two-week training for gender studies professors in which she will explore curriculum development and current feminist debates in the Albanian context. Universities in Romania, the Czech Republic, and Poland have also requested gender studies workshops.