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Bulgarian Scholarship Leads Ghodsee into Public Arenas


Story posted October 09, 2006

Kristen Ghodsee's deepening scholarship on Bulgaria is leading the Bowdoin assistant professor of gender and women's studies into increasingly public arenas.

With the support of a coveted 2005 fellowship from the American Council of Learned Society (ACLS), Ghodsee was able to continue field work in Bulgaria this summer, before returning to the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton — where she is one of only 20 visiting scholars selected for 2006-2007.

On Oct. 6, 2006, Ghodsee was interviewed by BBC commentator Lisa Mullins for Public Radio International's, "The World." Ghodsee described growing conflict between indigenous Muslims and resurgent Nationalists as Bulgaria prepares to join the European Union in January 2007. Bulgaria will be the first EU country with a large Muslim population, noted Ghodsee, and its participation in NATO will likely make it a growing site of American interest. (Listen here.)

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