Chelsea Gibson

Chelsea Gibson is a PhD candidate at Binghamton University. Her dissertation examines the interplay between female Russian revolutionaries and American reform efforts in the decades before 1917. She’s particularly interested in how stories of women’s sacrifices for the revolutionary cause captivated American female progressives, fostered American investment in the cause of “Russian freedom” and, ultimately, sustained a powerful backlash against Bolshevism in the form of the First Red Scare.