Dec. 14: Vasilyev on the politics of menstruation in Russia


Pavel Vasilyev

Polonsky Academy Fellow, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Red Days on the Calendar:

The Politics of Menstruation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia

(Co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute, with support from a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York)

4:30pm to 6:00pm
53 Washington Square South

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Dr. Pavel Vasilyev is currently a Polonsky Academy Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and Junior Research Fellow at Siberian State Medical University. He defended his doctoral dissertation on drug abuse and drug policy in early Soviet Russia at the St. Petersburg Institute of History of the Russian Academy of Sciences in October 2013. Between 2014 and 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the History of Emotions in Berlin, where, within the framework of the Law and Emotions research group, he examined the role of emotions in early Soviet legal thought and practice. His most recent publications include articles in Rechtsgeschichte – Legal History, Historical Research and The Journal of Social Policy Studies. His current research project, tentatively entitled Red Days on the Calendar: A Cultural History of Soviet Menstruation, examines various types of knowledge about menstruation, diverse emotions associated with it as well as evolving bodily practices and technologies that the Soviet women used to deal with their menstrual cycles.

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