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Ghodsee Wins Woodrow Wilson Fellowship

Story posted May 28, 2005

Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies Kristen Ghodsee has been named a 2005-2006 Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWICS) in Washington, D.C.

The highly selective residential fellowship will bring together 23 scholars and practitioners from the United States, Russia, Canada, France, and Ireland for a year of intensive research in their respective disciplines. The Fellows also will engage in dialogue on some of the most pressing public policy challenges today.

Ghodsee, who joined the Bowdoin faculty in 2002, is an expert in women's labor in transition economies, with a special interest in women's political and cultural participation in postsocialist Bulgaria. Her book, The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea, is forthcoming from Duke University Press.

While in Washington she will continue her research on moderate Muslim women's resistance to Islamic fundamentalism in southern Bulgaria.

"I am delighted to receive this fellowship," said Ghodsee, who will begin her WWICS residency following fieldwork in Bulgaria this summer. "I hope this will be the beginning of my next book project and will enrich the perspective I bring back to the classroom."

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