About the Author

Kristen GhodseeKristen Ghodsee is the John S. Osterwies Associate Professor in Gender and Women’s Studies at Bowdoin College.  She is the author of The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea (Duke University Press, 2005), Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria (Princeton University Press 2009), and numerous articles on gender, civil society and Eastern Europe.  She is the winner of national fellowships from NSF, Fulbright, NCEEER, IREX and ACLS as well as the recipient of residential research fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Max Planck Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.  Her third book, Lost In Transition: Ethnography and Everyday Life After Socialism is forthcoming with Duke University Press.


NSF Cultural Anthropology Scholars Award - The Political Consequences of the Below Replacement Fertility Rate in Contemporary Bulgaria

Who Made Bulgaria’s Mafia?” Letter to the Editor, International Herald Tribune, 10-29-2008

BBC: The World: October 6, 2006
Lisa Mullins speaks with Kristen Ghodsee about the tug-of-war going on between conservative and secular Muslims in Bulgaria. (audio)

Dialogue: Dialogue Television: #1105 The Red Riviera
With Kristen Ghodsee author of "The Red Riviera" and professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College. (video)

The Red Riviera, was featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education in December 2005 as a "Nota Bene."

The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism, and Postsocialism on the Black Sea, A book talk at UCLA

Headscarves and Hotpants: Islam, Secularism and Women's Fashion in Southeastern Europe, A public lecture at UCLA

Headscarves as Politics: Gender, Islam and Shifting Discourses of Social Justice in the Balkans, a public lecture at Indiana University

Other Books by Kristen Ghodsee

Red Riviera