Associate Academic Director

About the Associate Academic Director

Tanya Bakhmetyeva

Tanya Bakhmetyeva is the Associate Academic Director of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (SBAI) at the University of Rochester. She is also a Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and of History.

Bakhmetyeva’s book, Mother of the Church: Sofia Svechina, the Salon, and the Politics of Catholicism in Nineteenth-Century Russia and France (Northern Illinois University Press, 2016) was a winner of 2018 Harry Koenig Book Award, American Catholic Historical Association). She now writes on masculinity, ecofeminism, and gender environment and is currently working on a book project, How Khrushchev and Brezhnev Went Hunting with Fidel Castro: Political Masculinity and Nature Diplomacy in the Soviet Union. She is currently launching two new projects in ice humanities: 1) with a group of international colleagues from the PAMIR project (Switzerland), she is co-authoring an eco-biography of the Fedchenko glacier (Tajikistan); 2) with Professor Stewart Weaver (UR, History), she is researching the history of early glacial sciences in the Alps.

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