The Left Side of History: World War II and the Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe
Kristen Ghodsee is Professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College and a former Guggenheim Fellow. She is the author of Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life after Communism, also published by Duke University Press.
The Remains of the Regime
This chapter is a conversation with Elena Lagadinova in 2010. Lagadinova was the young female partisan fighting in Bulgaria during World War II who went on to become a genetic scientist and the president of the Committee of the Bulgarian Women’s Movement for twenty-two years between 1968 and1990.
This chapter is a review of the accomplishments of the Bulgarian Women’s Movement under communism and the career of Elena Lagadinova before 1990.
This chapter is a description of a women’s history seminar in 2012 discussing how to write an objective account of Bulgaria’s communist past.
This chapter is a conversation with a former member of the Bulgarian Women’s Committee who worked as a treasurer for the Women’s International Democratic Federation in the German Democratic Republic in the 1980s.