The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Julie Hemment

Julie Hemment
Chair and Professor of Anthropology
Research Interests: 
Russia, post-socialism, gender and transition, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and global civil society, feminist anthropology, Participatory Action Research Methodology and public anthropology

Julie Hemment is an anthropologist and ethnographer who works in postsocialist Russia. Her research interests include gender, NGOs, youth and civil society and feminist, participatory and collaborative methodologies.  Her two books (Empowering Women in Russia: Aid, NGOs and Activism and Youth Politics in Putin’s Russia: Producing Patriots and Entrepreneurs) result from the ethnographic projects she’s enacted in collaboration with Russian feminist scholar-activists. Her most recent research and writing projects explore the topic of satire in US-Russian political communication.