This course introduces students to major themes in the field of Soviet women’s and gender history. Covering the period from the revolution to the collapse of the country, the course examines experiences, identities and gender relations. Among many topics, the course will explore issues such as work, family roles, maternity, fatherhood, sexuality, sex-work, abortion, political engagement, gender representations in posters and films, etc. Students will be marked by their participation, presentation and final essay. All readings are in English.