Podcast with Linda Gusia

26 February 2021
Podcast with Linda Gusia

Erasmus+ has long been an invaluable exchange programme for GEST to draw on the expertise of scholars and to engage students from all over the world. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic put an effective halt to most international travel, the GEST programme has had to find new ways to stay in touch with partners throughout the globe. One of the ways we do this is through The GEST Podcast, and so our 2021 spring season podcast series is dedicated to our Erasmus+ partner universities.

In this third installment of our Erasmus+ series we speak to Linda Gusia about the women's movement in Kosovo during the 1990s. She reminds us of the importance of feminist solidarity and of remembering the past without romanticizing it.

Linda Gusia is a feminist activist and lecturer at the department of Sociology at the University of Prishtina in Kosovo. Her research has focused on topics of gender, nationalism, activism, representation, public space, memory and violence. As part of her PhD thesis she interrogated ambiguities of nationalism and gender by looking both at the women's movement in Kosovo and sexual violence as a strategy of war, centering on the politics of gender representation visually and textually.

She is currently a PI of the Changing the Story Phase 2 ECR project: The Making of the Museum of Education: Memory, violence and resistance as seen by artists, youth and institutions. Linda is also the Principal Investigator of the Phase 2 Kosovo project The Making of the Museum of Education and Co-Investigator of the Phase 2 Large Grant Project ‘ReSpace.’

Other podcasts in the Erasmus+ series includes talks with Myriam Sfeir from the Lebanese American University and Tonya Haynes from from the University of the West Indies. See more here.