IAS Book Talk with Kristen Ghodsee 



IAS Book Talk with Kristen Ghodsee 
Wednesday, May 24 | 5:30 p.m. 
Rubenstein Commons, Meeting Room 5 


Kristen R. Ghodsee is an award-winning author and professor and chair of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She also serves as a member on the graduate groups of Anthropology and Comparative Literature. Ghodsee’s articles and essays have been translated into over twenty-five languages and have appeared in publications such as Dissent, Foreign AffairsJacobinThe BafflerThe New Republic, QuartzNBC ThinkThe LancetProject SyndicateLe Monde DiplomatiqueDie TageszeitungThe Washington Post, and The New York Times.

She is the author of 12 books, including: Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women's Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War (Duke University Press, 2019) and Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism: And Other Arguments for Economic Independence (Bold Type Books, 2018 and 2020), which has had 16 international editions in 15 languages. In 2021, she published Taking Stock of the Shock: Social Impacts of the 1989 Revolutions with Oxford University Press (co-authored with Mitchell A. Orenstein). She hosts the podcast, A.K. 47 - Forty-seven Selections from the Works of Alexandra Kollontai, which inspired her 2022 book, Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons from Five Revolutionary Women.

Join Kristen for a talk featuring her latest book, Everyday Utopia: What 2,000 Years of Wild Experiments Can Teach Us About the Good Life.

Discussion will be moderated by Joan Wallach Scott, Professor Emerita, School of Social Science. 

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May 24, 2023 | 5:30pm


Rubenstein Commons | Meeting Room 5