A SOCIAL LIFE OF PROPERTY: EUROPEAN BORDERLANDS UNDER FASCISM, STATE SOCIALISM, AND NEOLIBERALISM
Jessica Pisano is a 2018-18 GIDEST Fellow. She received her Ph.D. from Yale University and is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Politics Department at the New School for Social Research. She is a longtime associate of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
Pisano has written extensively on contemporary and twentieth century politics and political economy in Eastern Europe. She currently is completing a book about capitalism and the state in contemporary Ukraine and Russia, focusing on local command performances of democratic institutions. Her prize-winning book, The Post-Soviet Potemkin Village: Politics and Property Rights in the Black Earth was published by Cambridge University Press in 2008. Her work has appeared in journals such as World Politics, Social Research, Problems of Post-Communism, Journal of Peasant Studies, East European Politics and Societies, and Communist and Post-Communist Studies, among many others, and as chapters in edited volumes.