Ieva Bisigirskaitė

Ieva Bisigirskaitė (PhD, Zurich University) is interested in postsocialist gender formations and their transnational manifestations in relation to language, nationalism and motherhood. Her doctoral dissertation discusses new femininities following a linguistic reform that enabled women’s non-traditional self-naming practices in Lithuania. Currently, she is researching notions of ‘good motherhood’ and its intersections with nationalism, postcolonialism and gender in Lithuania within a framework of an international research project “Maternity in the Time of ‘Traditional Values’ and Femonationalism” (Sodertorn University, Sweden). She is also interested in forms of maternal activism and creative genealogies in Eastern Europe.