Bowdoin professor will lead discussion at library


WINTHROP — Bowdoin Professor Kristen Ghodsee, whose new book, “Lost in Transition” examines post-communism life in Eastern Europe, will lead a cultural studies discussion  on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Bailey Public Library.

Ghodsee, who earned her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, will lead a discussion on the gendered effects of the economic transition from communism to capitalism and the ethnographic study of post-communist nostalgia in Eastern Europe.

She spent more than 15 years examining the impacts of the transition process on the lives of ordinary men and women, and provides intimate narratives and images of the impacts of the collapse of communism on daily life.

Featured recently on MPBN’s “Maine Calling,” Ghodsee’s research in Eastern Europe has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Fulbright Foundation among others.

Ghodsee is the author of four books and more than two dozen articles.She has won the Barbara Heldt, John D. Bell, Harvard Davis Center and William Douglass book prizes.

The free event will be at 6:30 p.m. in the reading room of the library on Bowdoin Street. For more information, call 377-8673.