Berks 2020 -- Seeking Panelists

Chelsea Gibson's picture


I am looking to organize a panel that examines the gendered reception of women soldiers, or women's wartime violence more broadly. My paper examines American feminist accounts of the Women's Battalions of Death in Russia in 1917, and explores how they justified and/or denounced women's violence during war time. I also integrate my research about the reception of the Women's Battalion leader, Mariia Bochkareva, and her 1918 trip to the United States. 

I would be interested in any panelist whose work might complement my own, even if it is not directly related to America, Russia, or WWI.  

If you are interested, please email me at

Thank you
Chelsea Gibson
PhD Candidate, Binghamton University