Temporary restrictions on campus events are now in place. Events with location labeled Online, Virtual or Phone are still happening, pending further restrictions.

ISI Residency Public Lecture: Masha Gessen

Event Details

April 17, 2018
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Integrative Learning Center

Room: N151

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Interdisciplinary Studies Institute
Masha Gessen is the Interdisciplinary Studies Institute's resident this spring. Gessen's work as an author, journalist and critic makes her a particularly apt choice, given that the theme of this year's ISI seminar is dissent.
Gessen is perhaps best known for her advocacy for LGBTQ rights in Russia, but her work forcely addresses a very broad range of central political and social issues in present-day Russia and more recently in the United States. Gessen won the National Book Award for nonfiction in 2017 for her book The Future is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia. She is currently a staff writer at the New Yorker.

Signed copies of her award-winning book will be available for purchase.

Over the course of her time with us, Gessen will also meet with students during classroom visits on April 10 and 11, and will meet with faculty and graduate students in the ISI faculty and graduate student seminars on April 24.


The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.

Event Category