"American Girls in Red Russia" with Julia Mickenberg

March 17th, 2021 · 51 mins 55 secs

About this Episode

In honor of Women's History Month, we have a special episode featuring American Studies professor Dr. Julia Mickenberg who joins us to talk about her spectacular book "American Girls in Red Russia" which explores the intimate lives of American women who traveled to the USSR chasing the "Soviet Dream." We hope you enjoy!


Julia L. Mickenberg grew up in Connecticut, about 90 miles from New York City. She holds an A.B. degree in American Civilization from Brown University and a Ph.D. in American Studies (with a minor in Feminist Studies) from the University of Minnesota. Prior to graduate school, she did work in public history, at the Smithsonian Institution, the Old York Historical Society (in York Maine), and with the National Park Service in Stehekin, Washington. Before starting as an assistant professor at UT in 2001 she taught history at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, running, hiking, and reading fiction.
Learn more about American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream here: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/ams/faculty/jlm05150#recent-press-coverage

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