Kristen Ghodsee Wins Two Book Prizes for Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe
Kristen Ghodsee has won two prizes for Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria, a book she worked on as a fellow at The Wilson Center from 2005 to 2006. Most recently, Ghodsee won the 2011 William A. Douglass Prize in Europeanist Anthropology, given each year by the Society for the Anthropology of Europe.
In 2010, she was awarded the Association for Women in Slavic Studies' Barbara Heldt Prize for Best Book in Slavic/Eurasian/East European Women’s Studies. "Ghodsee's ethnographic study offers a subtle and fascinating analysis of the rise of "orthodox" Islam in the Rhodope mountains of Bulgaria," the Association said of her work.