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Kristen R. Ghodsee

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Kristen R. Ghodsee has her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and is professor of Russian and East European Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She has written six books on gender, communism, and post-communism in Eastern Europe, examining the everyday experiences of upheaval and displacement that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Ghodsee also writes on women's issues for the Chronicle of Higher Education and is the co-author of Professor Mommy: Finding Work/Family Balance in Academia. Her articles and essays have appeared in publications such as Eurozine, Dissent, Foreign Affairs, and The New York Times.

Jonathan Eig

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Jonathan Eig is the New York Times best-selling author of five books, including his most recent, "Ali: A Life." His other books are "Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of Lou Gehrig;" "Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson's First Season;" "Get Capone;" and, most recently, "The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution." He is currently working on a biography of Martin Luther King Jr.Ken Burns calls Jonathan Eig "a master storyteller." Eig's books have been listed among the best books of the year by The Washington...