Publications:

 

Book chapter “Bridging the Divide Between Eastern and Western Feminisms.” In Welcome to the Light: Writings of Emerging Feminist Thinkers. Edited by Jennifer Rubino. Southern Connecticut State University.  (2020)

 

Book Review of Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism and Other Arguments for Economic Independence by Kristen Ghodsee. Journal of Gender Studies. (2019)

 

Book Review of Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women’s Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War by Kristen Ghodsee. International Feminist Journal of Politics. (2019)

 

Book Review of Czech Feminisms: Perspectives on Gender in East Central Europe. ed. by Iveta Jusová and Jiřina Šiklová. European Journal of Women’s Studies. (2018)

Published Essays:

“Amid the Russian Invasion, Ukraine Stands up for Gender Equality.” Ms. Magazine. (2022)"

“Eastern Europe’s Anti-gender Movement and What it Means for America.” Ms. Magazine. (2021)"

"Combating Violence Against Women in the Czech Republic: Beyond the Coronavirus.” The Brno Daily. (2020)

 

“Want To Be A Modern Sophisticated Girl? Do Not Complain. Is Slovakia In A Post-feminist Era?” FEMINIST.FYI. (2019)

Fieldwork

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Czech Republic

Funded by a J. William Fulbright student research grant and affiliated with Masaryk University's Department of Sociology in Brno, Czechia I examined how anti-GBV organizations frame their messages, focusing specifically on the salient policy issues of domestic violence and the sexual exploitation of women and girls. 

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Poland

In Poland, I examined the absence of an independent anti-GBV frame. I found that activists link gender-based violence to women's reproductive rights, a nationally salient topic, highlighting gender stereotypes, economic injustice, and the state as the perpetrator of violence. This fieldwork was funded by a Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for Research on Women and Politics from Iowa State University. 

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Slovakia

I conducted fieldwork in Slovakia funded by a Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities from the University of Florida, where I examined how anti-GBV organizations frame the issue of GBV for the public, focusing specifically on the policy issues of domestic violence and reproductive violence, including the forced sterilization of Roma women.  

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