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Iqra Shagufta Cheema, ed., "The Other #MeToos" (Oxford UP, 2023)

September 23, 2023

The Other #MeToos

Iqra Shagufta Cheema
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

From Asia to Africa to the Middle East, #MeToo has inspired local movements and hashtag trends like #AnaKaman and transnational collective hashtags li…

Thomas Arentzen, et al., "Orthodox Tradition and Human Sexuality" (Fordham UP, 2022)

June 24, 2023

Orthodox Tradition and Human Sexuality

Thomas Arentzen, Ashley M. Purpura, and Aristotle Papanikolaou
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Sex is a difficult issue for contemporary Christians, but the past decade has witnessed a newfound openness regarding the topic among Eastern Orthodox…

Sofia Gavrilova, "Russia's Regional Museums: Representing and Misrepresenting Knowledge about Nature, History and Society" (Routledge, 2022)

February 18, 2023

Russia's Regional Museums

Sofia Gavrilova
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Sofia Gavrilova's Russia's Regional Museums: Representing and Misrepresenting Knowledge about Nature, History and Society (Routledge, 2022) presents t…

Marc Roscoe Loustau, "Hungarian Catholic Intellectuals in Contemporary Romania: Reforming Apostles" (Palgrave MacMillan, 2022)

August 17, 2022

Hungarian Catholic Intellectuals in Contemporary Romania

Marc Roscoe Loustau
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Set against the backdrop of the rise of right-wing Christian nationalism in Eastern Europe, this book declares that Catholic theologians ought to be u…

Katharine Hodgson and Alexandra Smith, "Canonicity, Twentieth-Century Poetry and Russian National Identity After 1991" (Peter Lang, 2020)

May 13, 2022

Canonicity, Twentieth-Century Poetry and Russian National Identity After 1991

Katharine Hodgson and Alexandra Smith
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

The collapse of the Soviet Union forced Russia to engage in a process of nation building. This involved a reassessment of the past, both historical an…

A. S. Agadjanian and S. M. Kenworthy, "Understanding World Christianity: Russia" (Fortress Press, 2021)

August 25, 2021

Understanding World Christianity

Alexander S Agadjanian and Scott M Kenworthy
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Christianity is a global religion. It's a fact that is too often missed or ignored in many books and conversations. In a world where Christianity is g…

Gökten Dogangün, "Gender Politics in Turkey and Russia: From State Feminism to Authoritarian Rule" (I. B. Tauris, 2019)

August 23, 2021

Gender Politics in Turkey and Russia

Gökten Huriye Dogangün
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Both Russia and Turkey were pioneering examples of feminism in the early 20th Century, when the Bolshevik and Republican states embraced an ideology o…

Megan Goodwin, "Abusing Religion: Literary Persecution, Sex Scandals, and American Minority Religions" (Rutgers UP, 2020)

August 9, 2021

Abusing Religion

Megan Goodwin
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Sex abuse happens in all communities, but American minority religions often face disproportionate allegations of sexual abuse. Why, in a country that …

Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel, "Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herbal Traditions of Eastern European Jews" (North Atlantic Books, 2021)

July 9, 2021

Ashkenazi Herbalism

Deatra Cohen and Adam Siegel
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Until now, the herbal traditions of the Ashkenazi people have remained unexplored and shrouded in mystery. Ashkenazi Herbalism: Rediscovering the Herb…

Paul J. Contino, "Dostoevsky's Incarnational Realism: Finding Christ among the Karamazovs" (Cascade Books, 2020)

June 4, 2021

Dostoevsky's Incarnational Realism

Paul J. Contino
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Paul Contino’s Catholic reading of Dostoevsky’s final masterwork, premised on the novel’s “powerful capacity to inspire readers to be better people”, …

David Rainbow, "Ideologies of Race: Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union in Global Context" (McGill-Queen's Press, 2019)

May 5, 2021

Ideologies of Race

David Rainbow
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Conflicting notions about the dynamics of race in Russia and the Soviet Union have made it difficult for both scholars and other observers of the regi…

Clemena Antonova, "Visual Thought in Russian Religious Philosophy: Pavel Florensky's Theory of the Icon" (Routledge, 2019)

May 5, 2021

Visual Thought in Russian Religious Philosophy

Clemena Antonova
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Often referred to as “the Russian Leonardo”, religious philosopher and Orthodox parish priest Pavel Florensky was a pivotal figure in the Russian reli…

Hettie V. Williams, "Bury My Heart in a Free Land: Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U.S. History" (Praeger, 2018)

September 10, 2020

Bury My Heart in a Free Land

Hettie V. Williams
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Black women intellectuals have traditionally been overlooked in the academic study of American intellectual history. Bury My Heart in a Free Land: Bla…

Melissa J. Wilde, "Birth Control Battles: How Race and Class Divided American Religion" (U California Press, 2020)

August 3, 2020

Birth Control Battles

Melissa J. Wilde
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Although it has largely been erased from the collective memory of American Christianity, the debate over eugenics was a major factor in the history of…

Laura A. Dean, "Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia" (Policy Press, 2020)

June 23, 2020

Diffusing Human Trafficking Policy in Eurasia

Laura A. Dean
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Laura A. Dean (Assistant Professor of Political Science at Millikin University and director of the Human Trafficking Research Lab) has spent many year…

Jennifer Holland, "Tiny You: A Western History of the Anti-Abortion Movement" (U California Press, 2020)

June 10, 2020

Tiny You

Jennifer Holland
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Although much has been written about the anti-abortion movement in the United States, Jennifer Holland (Assistant Professor of U.S. History, Universit…

Kathleen Gallagher Elkins, "Mary, Mother of Martyrs" (FSR, 2018)

May 19, 2020

Mary, Mother of Martyrs

Kathleen Gallagher Elkins
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Throughout Christian history, the Virgin Mary has been idealized as a self-sacrificing mother and a model for all Christian women to emulate. However,…

Anne Lounsbery, "Life is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in the Russian Provinces" (Northern Illinois UP, 2019)

May 18, 2020

Life is Elsewhere

Anne Lounsbery
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

In her journey through the greatest monuments of 19th- and early 20th-century Russian literature, as well as through lesser-known works from women and…

Kelsey Rubin-Detlev, "The Epistolary Art of Catherine the Great" (Liverpool UP, 2019)

November 20, 2019

The Epistolary Art of Catherine the Great

Kelsey Rubin-Detlev
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

The Epistolary Art of Catherine the Great (Liverpool University Press, 2019) is the first scholarly monograph devoted to the comprehensive analysis of…

Naleli Morojele, "Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa: Narratives of Triumph and Loss" (Barbara Budrich, 2016)

October 23, 2019

Women Political Leaders in Rwanda and South Africa

Naleli Morojele
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Rwanda and South Africa have some of the highest rates of women’s political representation in the world, with significant growth particularly in the l…

Betsy Perabo, "Russian Orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War" (Bloomsbury, 2017)

July 18, 2019

Russian Orthodoxy and the Russo-Japanese War

Betsy Perabo
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

As Russian militarism becomes increasingly intertwined with Russian Orthodoxy theology in the 21st century, the history of the Church’s relationship t…

John J. Curley, "Global Art and the Cold War" (Laurence King Publishers, 2019)

May 27, 2019

Global Art and the Cold War

John J. Curley
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

It was the passionate amateur painter, Winston Churchill, who introduced one of the Cold War’s key metaphors: The Iron Curtain. As John J. Curley argu…

Eliot Borenstein, "Plots Against Russia: Conspiracy and Fantasy after Socialism" (Cornell UP, 2019)

April 16, 2019

Plots Against Russia

Eliot Borenstein
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

Since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, conspiratorial thinking has taken deep root in contemporary Russia, moving from the margins to the foref…

Rachel Morley, "Performing Femininity: Woman as Performer in Early Russian Cinema" (I. B. Tauris, 2016)

August 1, 2018

Performing Femininity

Rachel Morley
Hosted by Diana Dukhanova

In studying the pre-Revolutionary films of Evgenii Bauer, Dr. Rachel Morley (Lecturer in Russian Cinema and Culture at the School of Slavonic and East…