Emily Lobenstein

TA: History 424 with Professor Hirsch


Advisors: Francine Hirsch and Mary Louise Roberts

Office: 4269 Mosse Humanities
Mailbox: 4052 Mosse Humanities
Phone: 608.890.3307
Office Hours: Thursdays 3:00-5:00

Emily Lobenstein


I am interested in the media environment of the perestroika-era Soviet Union, as well as the Eastern Bloc as a whole in the 1980’s and 1990’s. My research looks primarily at evolving understandings of gender and sexual norms and the ways in which they were perpetuated, created, and resisted in film, television, pornography, literature, magazines, and art.


B.A., Knox College – 2015


  • European History

MA Title

  • “Only the Most Vulgar”: Sex, Beauty, and Pageantry in Perestroika-Era Soviet Russia, 1988-1991