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 Retired Partisan
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.