Other Publications

Although I am an academic, I very much consider myself a writer as well.  In addition to my books and peer-reviewed journal articles, I write in a wide variety of genres. 

Recent articles:

For Albania, Capitalism’s Promise of Freedom Soon Turned Sour,” Jacobin Magazine, November 11, 2021

Why Won't Eastern Europeans Get Vaccinated?,” with Mitchell A. Orenstein, Project Syndicate, November 8, 2021, also in Russian, German, and Arabic

When the women’s movement went global,” Le Monde Diplomatique English, July 1, 2021

Les « grands-mères rouges » du mouvement international des femmes,Le Monde Diplomatique, June 30, 2021; [In Spanish] Las ‘abuelas rojas’ del movimiento internacional de las mujeresLe Monde Diplomatique en Español, July 2021, also in Italian.

Freeman Dyson Refused to Let Go of His Optimism About the World,” Jacobin Magazine, December 15, 2020

Blueprint for Feminism,” Jewish Currents, October 14, 2020

Debatte: Mitgefühl nicht verschenken,” TAZ, May 22, 2020

"My daughter's abandoned prom dress," Ms. Magazine, May 16, 2020

The Most Famous Feminist You’ve Never Heard Of,” Ms. Magazine, March 29, 2020

"How the socialist behind paid child care and parental leave was erased from women's history," NBC Think, March 7, 2020

Women’s Unpaid Labor is Worth $10,900,000,000,000” with Gus Wezerek, New York Times, March 5, 2020

"Socialists have long fought for women's rights," Jacobin, Febraury 28, 2020

Faculty Forum: The Tyranny of the Immediate,” Academe, Winter 2020

Letter: EBRD must own up to the failure of its policies,” with Mitchell A. Orenstein, Financial Times, December 5, 2019

"What the US can learn from women in the Soviet workforce," Quartz, November 13, 2019

"Revolutions for Whom?Project Syndicate, with Mitchell A. Orenstein, November 2, 2019 [Translated into Arabic, Chinese, German, Russian, Macedonian, and Spanish]

Fake It Before, During, and After You Make It, Jacobin, October 8, 2019

La guerra de orgasmos la ganó Alemania oriental,” [published excerpt] El País, October 6, 2019

How Banning Abortion Will Transform America, Project Syndicate, with Maria Bucur, May 15, 2019

Regime Change Breeds Demagogues, The New Republic, March 11, 2019

Have you wished your mother a Happy International Women’s Day yet? New York Times, March 8, 2019

An American Tale: How Cold War Officialdom Made the World Safe for PropagandaThe Baffler, No. 44, March 2019

Gendered impacts of privatisation and austerity in eastern EuropeThe Lancet, February 9, 2019

What the socialist Kama Sutra tells us about sex behind the Iron CurtainWashington Post, November 20, 2018

Sex and money: the two things always linked in women’s lives, inews.co.uk, November 20, 2018

What Has Socialism Ever Done for Women? (with Julia Mead) Catalyst, Vol 2. No. 2, 2018

Crashing the Party: The radical legacy of a Soviet-era feminist,World Policy Journal, No, 2, Summer 2018

Paranoia, Conspiracy Theories, and Democratic Decay: Reflections on the Political Commentaries of Ivan KrastevCultural Anthropology, April 25, 2018

Anti-anti-communismAeon.co, March 22, 2018 (with S. Sehon)

Finland's Red WomenJacobin, January 10, 2018

Exonerando a los fascistas en la Europa del EsteNuestra Historia, No. 4, 2017.

Partisanka, FarewellTransitions Online, December 11, 2017

The Youngest PartisanJacobin, December 1, 2017

Why Women Had Better Sex Under SocialismNew York Times, Sunday Review, August 12, 2017

The Missing WarAnthropology and Humanism, 42(1) 2017: 36-38

Mi hija y el horror de Donald Trump, Engarce (Mexico), Año 2, No. 4 2017: 32-34

Einstein's Pacifism: A Conversation with Wolfram WetteThe Institute Letter, Fall 2015

Sonya Michel: Mentor and Mensch, (with Maria Bucur-Deckard) Social Politics, 22(3) 2015: 276-282

Fantasies of Feminist History in Eastern Europe," with Adriana Zaharijević, Eurozine.com, July 31, 2015

The Left Side of History: The Legacy of Bulgaria's Elena Lagadinova, ForeignAffairs.com, April 29, 2015

Monuments and Memory Wars in Hungary, Muftah.org, November 10, 2014

Victims of Communism and Historical Amnesia in Eastern Europe, Muftah.org, September 15, 2014

Women's Rights and the Cold War, Vagabond Magazine, September 2014. (pdf)

Photoessay: A Tale of Two Protests, Reviews & Critical Commentary, March 26, 2014

Who was Frank Thompson? Vagabond Magazine, November 2013.

Revisiting 1989: The Specter Still Haunts, Dissent Magazine, Spring 2012

Subtle Censorships: Notes on Studying Bulgarian Women's Lives Under Communism, Journal of Women's History:  Beyond the Page, Fall 2012

Rescuing Tolstoy, International Herald Tribune, 2011

Crying Dyson, an interview with Professor Freeman Dyson for Geek Magazine in 2007

Kristen Ghodsee in a Marlene's Töchter dress

Professor Parent column for Chronicle Vitae:

 Work, Work, Work Chronicle Vitae, (November 7th, 2016)

Saying nothing, or Saying no? Chronicle Vitae, (May 26th, 2016)

The Dangers of McMindfulnessChronicle Vitae, (April 5th, 2016)

Taking the Family with you on a FellowshipChronicle Vitae, (March 7, 2016)

A fellowship that favors mothers? Chronicle Vitae, (January 22, 2016)

Do I have time to write this? Chronicle Vitae, (November 19, 2015)

Guest Blog posts:

Intersectional before it was cool, Duke University Press blog (February 12, 2019)

Why I like Typewriters, Savage Minds blog, (January 30, 2015)

A Political Suicide and the Return of the Greek Left, Savage Minds blog (January 26, 2015)

"Ethnographers as Writers: Write First Drafts in One Go," Savage Minds blog (January 23, 2015)

"The Ethnographic Book Trailer?"  Savage Minds blog (January 21, 2015)

"Ethnographers as Writers: Consider Endnotes," Savage Minds blog, (January 19, 215)

"Ethnographers as Writers: Theory and Data Part II, " Savage Minds blog, (January 16, 2015)

"Ethnographers as Writers: Theory and Data Part I," Savage Minds blog, (January 14, 2015)

"Ethnographers as Writers: Getting Started" Savage Minds blog (January 11, 2015)

"A Death in the Field," Savage Minds blog (January 8, 2015)

"Ethnographers as Writers: A light-hearted introduction to Academese" Savage Minds blog (January 4, 2015)

"Ethnographers as Writers: An Introduction" Savage Minds blog (January 1, 2015) 

"My Ten Steps for Writing  a Book" Savage Minds blog (February 24, 2014)

"Writing a Book in Ten Steps," ASEEES Blog, (April 14, 2014)

The Ukraine Crisis: Rebooting Russia, guest post on Foreign Policy In Focus, Focal Points Blog, (March 10, 2014)

"Wanted: The Academic Equivalent of the “Pretty Girl Rock”" The Professor is In blog, (October 7, 2011)

"Tenure Tracks and Ticking Clocks" Women and Family Researchers Network blog, (August 22, 2011)