Bulgaria’s Guerilla Girl

In May of 1944, Bulgaria was at war with the United States, France, and Great Britain, and occupied large swaths of Northern Greece and Eastern Yugoslavia.  Across the country, rag-tag bands of guerrillas resisted the Nazi-allied Bulgarian monarchy.  In response to the growing threat of internal insurrection, King Boris III’s government deployed the gendarmerie to […]

Cold War(s) Then and Now

Reflections from the Undergraduate Classroom In February 2014, when I taught an anthropology seminar on “Globalization and Social Change” at Luther College my home country, Ukraine, was in the middle of the worst political crisis since its independence in 1991.  For the first time since the Soviet era, people were dying in protests against a […]