Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

"Debating Gender in State Socialist Women's Magazines: the Cases of Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia," (with Julia Mead) History of Communism in Europe 8 (2017) 17-36

"Bumbling Idiots or Evil Masterminds? Challenging Cold War Stereotypes about Women, Sexuality and State Socialism," (with Kateřina Lišková) Filozofija i društvo, Volume 27, Broj 3 (2016): 489-503

"Socialist Wallpaper: The Culture of Everyday Life and the Committee of the Bulgarian Women's Movement, 1968–1990," (with Miroslava Nikolova) Social Politics, 22(3), 2015: 319-340.

"Untangling the Knot: A Response to Nanette Funk," European Journal of Women's Studies, Online first, March 6, 2015 (contribution to the Open Forum). (pdf)

Clio cover"Internationalisme socialiste et féminisme d’État pendant la Guerre froide. Les relations entre Bulgarie et Zambie ", Clio. Femmes, genre, histoire, 41/2015, "Le 'socialisme réel' à l'épreuve du genre," sous la direction de Sandrine Kott et Françoise Thébaud: 115-137

“A Tale of Two Totalitarianisms: The Crisis of Capitalism and the Historical Memory of Communism,” History of the Present: A Journal of Critical History, 4(2), Fall 2014: 115-142 (uncorrected page proofs)

"Pressuring the Politburo: The Committee of the Bulgarian Women's Movement and State Socialist Feminism," Slavic Review, Vol. 73(3), Fall 2014: 538-562. (pdf)

"Research Note: The historiographical challenges of exploring Second World-Third World alliances in the international women's movement" Global Social Policy, Volume 14(2), 2014: 244-264. (pdf)

“Rethinking State Socialist Mass Women’s Organizations The Committee of the Bulgarian Women’s Movement and the United Nations Decade for Women, 1975–1985,” Journal of Women’s History, (24)4, Winter 2012: 49-73. (pdf)

“Decentering Agency in Feminist Theory: Social Democracy, Postsocialism, and the Re-engagement of the Social Good” with Amy Borovoy, Women’s Studies International Forum, 35 (2012): 153-165. (pdf)

“Starting a Family at Your Parent’s House: Multigenerational Households and Below Replacement Fertility in Bulgaria” with Laura Bernardi, Journal of Comparative Family Studies. Special Issue 2012, 43(3); 439-459. (pdf)

 “The Cold War Politicization of Literacy: UNESCO, Communism, and the World Bank,” with Charles Dorn, Diplomatic History, 36(2) 2011: 373-398 - Winner of the 2012 Best Article Prize from the History of Education Society - (pdf)

“When Research becomes Intelligence: Feminist Anthropology, Ethnographic Fieldwork and the Human Terrain System,” Feminist Formations (formerly the National Women’s Studies Association Journal), 23(2), Summer 2011: 160-185 (pdf)

“Socialist Secularism: Gender, Religion and Modernity in Bulgaria and Yugoslavia, 1946-1989” with Pam Ballinger, Aspasia: The International Yearbook of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European Women's and Gender History, Vol. 5: 6-27. (pdf)HOP cover

“Minarets after Marx: Islam, Communist Nostalgia and the Common Good in Post-socialist Bulgaria,” East European Politics and Societies, 24(4) 2010: 520-542. (pdf)

“Revisiting the International Decade for Women: Brief Reflections on Competing Definitions of Feminism and Cold War Politics from the American Perspective,” Women’s Studies International Forum 33(1) 2010: 3-12. (pdf)

"Left Wing, Right Wing, Everything: Xenophobia, Neo-totalitarianism and Populist Politics in Contemporary Bulgaria,” Problems of Post-Communism, 55(3) May-June 2008: 26-39. (pdf)

“Religious Freedoms versus Gender Equality: Faith-Based Organizations, Muslim Minorities and Islamic Headscarves in Modern Bulgaria,” Social Politics, 14(4) 2007: 526-561. (pdf)

“Potions, Lotions and Lipstick: The Gendered Consumption of Cosmetics and Perfumery in Socialist and Postsocialist Urban Bulgaria,” Women’s Studies International Forum, 30(1) January 2007: 26-39. (pdf)

“Feminism-by-Design:  Emerging Capitalisms, Cultural Feminism and Women’s Nongovernmental Organizations in Post-Socialist Eastern Europe,” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 29(3) Spring 2004: 727-753. (pdf)

 “Red Nostalgia? Communism, Women’s Emancipation, and Economic Transformation in Bulgaria,” L’Homme: Zeitschrift für Feministische Geschichtswissenschaft (L’Homme: Journal for Feminist History), Spring 2004 (Vol. 15, No. 1/2004): 23-36. (pdf)

“And if the Shoe Doesn’t Fit? (Wear it Anyway?): Economic Transformation and Western Paradigms of ‘Women in Development’ in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe,” Women’s Studies Quarterly, 31(3&4) Fall &Winter 2003: 19-37. (pdf)

“State Support in the Market: Women and Tourism Employment in Post-Socialist Bulgaria.” International Journal of Politics, Cultural and Society, 16(3) Spring 2003:465-482