Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and International Studies
Prof. Anna Terwiel
Prof. Reo Matsuzaki
This thesis aims to explore women’s participation in contentious politics in post-Soviet Eurasia states. In both Belarus and Ukraine, women were both visible and invisible drivers of demonstrations: attending marches, creating solidarity chains, supporting other protestors, providing medical assistance, participating in peace-keeping, etc. By performing different gender roles and utilizing particular gender symbols, women were able to claim their presence in these protest spaces. However, such moments of upheaval tend to create both opportunities and threats for women. The thesis will identify what gender roles, symbols, and discourses women utilized in the 2020-21 Belarus uprising and the 2013-14 Euromaidan protest in Ukraine, and assess the socio-political significance of gendered performances in these specific contexts.
Maliauskaya, Darya, "Gender Performance in Contentious Politics: A case study of the 2020-2021 protests in Belarus & the 2013-2014 Euromaidan protests in Ukraine". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2022.
Trinity College Digital Repository, https://digitalrepository.trincoll.edu/theses/950