Michele Rivkin-Fish is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author of numerous articles on Russian reproductive politics, health care, and shifting notions of the social good after the end of socialism. Her book, Women’s Health in Post-Soviet Russia: The Politics of Intervention (2005), won the Basker Prize for Outstanding Work in Gender and Health from the Society for Medical Anthropology and the Heldt Prize for Best Book in Women’s Studies by the Association of Women in Slavic Studies. Rivkin-Fish is currently writing a book on the history of efforts to replace the routine use of abortion with contraceptives from the late Soviet 1950s to the present in Russia.
Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill