Class Politics and Romania’s “White Revolution”

The color white embodied exclusionary middle-class aspirations to moral governance and virtuous citizenship. Romania’s “White Revolution” (January–­­February 2017), the most recent episode of East European color-branded uprisings, earned its nickname on the night of February 6, when a sea ­of smartphone flashlights lit up Bucharest’s Victoriei Square, the seat of the government. This performance, turned […]

A Protest Letter in Support of the Central European University

This open letter has been prepared by the directors of centers for East European, Russian, and Eurasian studies, among whom are anthropologists Susan Gal (University of Chicago) and Sarah D. Phillips (Indiana University). The AAA’s statement on the plight of Central European University can be found here. Dear European Parliament, European Commission and Government of […]