Kristen Ghodsee earned her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley and is an ethnologist and associate professor of gender and women’s studies at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Ghodsee is the author of Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Communism (Duke University Press, 2011), Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria (Princeton University Press 2009), The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea (Duke University Press, 2005) as well as numerous other articles on gender, civil society and Eastern Europe. She is also the co-author of Professor Mommy: Finding Work/Family Balance in Academia (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011).
She is the recipient of national fellowships from the National Science Foundation, Fulbright, NCEEER, IREX and ACLS, and has won residential research fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Germany and prestigious fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. and at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
April 17, 2013 "The Hunger Games, Revisited"
November 18, 2011 The Bowdoin Orient "Job shortage, fraught future for students"
Indiana University Podcasts "Headscarves as Politics: Gender, Islam, and Shifting Discourses of Social Justice in the Balkans "
October 29, 2008 Letter to the Editor, International Herald Tribune “Who Made Bulgaria’s Mafia?”
Dialogue: Dialogue Television: #1105 The Red Riviera
With Kristen Ghodsee author of "The Red Riviera" and professor of Gender and Women's Studies at Bowdoin College. (video)
2009 Princeton University Press Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria
The Red Riviera: Gender, Tourism and Postsocialism on the Black Sea (Durham: Duke University Press, 2005)
July 24, 2011 The Chronicle of Higher Education "Professor Mom: Finding Work-Family Balance Despite the Odds"
September 15, 2011 WIA Report The 2011 William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology