I am a scholar of the Cold War, a teacher of language and culture, and a parent of two bilingual school-age children. I use my writing to explore how and why we make and dismantle borders between territories, mediums, or languages.
This is one of the most erudite, well-written, and original analyses of the cultural history of the Cold War that I am aware of.
Frank Biess, University of California, San Diego
Komska unravels a cultural genealogy of the Iron Curtain beyond its military, political, social, and economic functions, closing the gap between fields of visual, literary, and religious studies.
Anna Grichting Solder, Qatar University
Her work not only explores a less-studied locus of Cold War tension, but it also aims to deepen our understanding of the Iron Curtain by looking at representations rather than events.
Hester Vaizey, Clare College Cambridge, Times Higher Education