Bowdoin Professor Wins Book Award

Kristen R. Ghodsee, John S. Osterweis Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and director of the gender and women’s studies program at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, received the 2011 William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology. The prize honors the best book published annually in Europeanist anthropology and is selected by a panel of members of the Society for Anthropology of Europe, part of the American Anthropological Association.

Professor Ghodsee was honored for her book, Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria (Princeton University Press). Her research in Bulgaria was funded by the American Council of Learned Societies, the International Research and Exchanges Board, the National Council of Eurasian and East European Research, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

Dr. Ghodsee is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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