Cynthia Simmons


Professor of Slavic Studies, Boston College

Center Associate
Twentieth and 21st-century Russian prose
literary theory
women and war
civil society in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovine.
Current Project
"Civil Society in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1) and Post-Soviet and Millennial Russian Prose"


, Slavic Languages
, Brown University
Selected Publications

Post-Communist Transition and Women's Agency in Eastern Europe, Editor and Introduction (Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Republic of Letters, 2013)

Women Engaged/Engaged Art in Postwar Bosnia: Reconciliation, Recovery, and Civil Society, (Pittsburgh, PA: Carl Beck Papers, 2010)

Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina, Writing the Siege of Leningrad: Women's Diaries, Memoirs, and Documentary Prose (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002), ForeWord Magazine Silver Medal Book of the Year in History

Their Fathers' Voice: Vassily Aksyonov, Venedikt Erofeev, Eduard Limonov, and Sasha Sokolov (New York: Peter Lang, 1993)

"Women on the Home Front and Cultural Preservation in the National Museum of Sarajevo (1992-1995)," in From Petersburg to Bloomington: Essays in Honor of Nina Perlina (Boomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 2012): 251-263