The Sociology of Belarusian Protest. A webinar

Belarusian voices are few and far between in international debates about the ongoing protests in Belarus. In a webinar, Belarusian sociologists shared their views and analysis of the current protest wave. They discuss the role of striking workers; class, gender, and violence; patterns of mobilization and self-organization; the mobilizing effects of trauma; the impact of urban space; the legacy of previous protests; the role of protest in forging different types of communities; and the ways in which the post-industrial shift and other long-term transformations in Belarusian society have affected its political economy.



Nelly Bekus, sociologist, University of Exter, UK

Elena Gapova, sociologist, Western Michigan University, USA / European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania)

Aliaksei Lastouski, sociologist, Polotsk State University, Belarus

Alena Minchenia, gender scholar and social scientist, Lund University, Sweden

Andrey Vozyanov, social anthropologist, European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania) / Minsk Urban Platform

Moderator: Mischa Gabowitsch, sociologist and historian, Einstein Forum, Potsdam, Germany Veranstaltung in englischer Sprache



Einstein Forum, Potsdam, Germany

Ukraine in European Dialogue Program at IWM, Vienna (Chronicle from Belarus)

Democracy Seminar (Public Seminar / Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, New School for Social Research, New York)

Research Committee 47 Social Classes and Social Movements, International Sociological Association (