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07 June 2014

Sabrina Petra Ramet (1949 - ) Professor of Political Science.

UK-born Ramet became a US citizen in 1966, and graduated with an AB from Stanford in philosophy in 1971, an MA from the University of Arkansas in International Relations, and PhD from UCLA in Political Science in 1981. He served in the US Air Force 1971-5.

Ramet taught at UCLA until completing transition in 1989. Sabrina then taught at the University of Washington and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto.

In 1996 she edited Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives, an eclectic collection of essays about gender variance across cultures and through history. In particular she takes issue with the much repeated feminist assumption that transsexuality is a type of reactionary conformism.
"Why anyone should think that people change sex in order to conform to to specifically the most demeaning stereotypes is quite beyond me. Why anyone would presume to generalize about 'all transsexuals' as if we were some sort of disciplined military unit is, again, beyond me. (p20)".
In 2001 Sabrina joined the faculty of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim as Professor of Political Science. She specializes in Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe. Her wife is a scientist at the University of Trondheim.

In 2009 she was elected to the Norwegischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
  • Sabrina Ramet. Rocking the State: Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia. Boulder: Westview Press, 1994.
  • Sabrina P. Ramet (ed). Gender Reversals and Gender Cultures: Anthropological and Historical Perspectives. London: Routledge, 1996.
  • Sabrina P. Ramet. Eastern Christianity and Politics in the Twentieth Century. Christianity under stress, 1. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1988.
  • Sabrina P. Ramet and Gordana P. Crnković. Kazaaam! Splat! Ploof!: The American Impact on European Popular Culture Since 1945. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield, 2003.
  • Sabrina P. Ramet. Thinking About Yugoslavia: Scholarly Debates About the Yugoslav Breakup and the Wars in Bosnia and Kosovo. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

1 comment:

Billie said...

Where do you find the time to read about all this? You are an inspiration without parallel!

Thank you for the enlightenment, Zagria!