Selected Articles, Op-Ed, and Essays

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, Arabic, Bosnian, and Spanish.

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, [also in German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, and Farci]

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, February 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

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

Argumentele unei românce care luptă cu legile anti-avort din SUA: „Naţionalizează uterele femeilor precum Ceauşescu” [Romanian]

Así cambiaría la sociedad de EE. UU. si se sigue prohibiendo el aborto [Spanish]

How a New Generation of Socialists Can Win Power (While Avoiding the Mistakes of the Past)In These Times, April 25, 2019

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

как смена режима порождает авторитарных правителей [Russian]

Cum schimbarea regimurilor favorizează ascensiunea autoritarismului [Romanian]

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

¿Has deseado a tu madre un feliz Día Internacional de la Mujer? [Spanish]

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

Gendered impacts of privatisation and austerity in eastern Europe,” The Lancet, February 9, 2019

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

что может рассказать нам о сексе за Железным занавесом социалистическая «Камасутра»[Russian]

Sex and money: the two things always linked in women’s lives,”, 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 Krastev,” Cultural Anthropology, April 25, 2018

Anti-anti-communism,”, March 22, 2018 (with S. Sehon)

Анти-антикоммунизм [Russian]

Finland’s Red Women,” Jacobin, January 10, 2018

Красные женщины Финляндии [Russian]

Exonerando a los fascistas en la Europa del Este,” Nuestra Historia, No. 4, 2017.

“Partisanka, Farewell,” Transitions Online, December 11, 2017

The Youngest Partisan,” Jacobin, December 1, 2017

Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism,” New York Times, Sunday Review, August 12, 2017

社会主义国家女性更“性”福 [Chinese]

Warum DDR-Frauen den besseren Sex hatten [German]

Почему при социализме секс у женщин был лучше [Russian]

The Missing War,” Anthropology 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 Wette, The Institute Letter, Fall 2015

Fantasies of Feminist History in Eastern Europe,” with Adriana Zaharijević,, July 31, 2015

Fantazije O Feminističkoj Povijesti U Istočnoj Europi – Odgovor Slavenki Drakulić” [Serbian]

The Left Side of History: The Legacy of Bulgaria’s Elena Lagadinova,, April 29, 2015

Η αριστερή πλευρά της ιστορίας: Η κληρονομιά που άφησε η Elena Lagadinova της Βουλγαρίας” [Greek]

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

Monuments and Memory Wars in Hungary,, November 10, 2014

Victims of Communism and Historical Amnesia in Eastern Europe,, 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

Communism as Golden Age?, New Age: The Outspoken Daily (Bangladesh)

Rescuing Tolstoy, International Herald Tribune, 2011

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

Professor Parent column for Chronicle Vitae:

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