Articles by Lea Vajsova

About Lea Vajsova

Assistant professor at the department of Sociology in Sofia University. Her research interests are in the fields of critical theory and social movements.

A Fiasco for the Conservative Left: on the Presidential Elections in Slovakia

Originally published in Bulgarian in Baricada.org. Translated for LeftEast by Kamelia Tzeneva. A fiasco for the conservative left The candidate of the extra-parliamentary party “Progressive Slovakia” Zuzana Čaputová is the new president of the country. Despite her victory, the extreme right manages to set the tone for political debate. The news that Slovakia will be headed by a woman for the first time travelled around all global media channels this weekend. The lawyer and environmental activist Zuzana Čaputová, from the extra-parliamentary party “Progressive Slovakia,” got 58,40% of the votes in the ..

Lea Vajsova: There are now ruptures through which a feminist movement will start unfolding in Bulgaria

Note by the LeftEast editors: This interview with Lea Vajsova was conducted by Yuliana Metodieva for the Bulgarian website Marginalia. BG . It was translated from the Bulgarian by Dorotea Stefanova and Stoyo Tetevenski and reprinted with Lea Vajsova’s permission. Lea Vajsova, PhD is an assistant professor at the department of Sociology in Sofia University. Her research interests are in the fields of critical theory and social movements. Lea, your Facebook post describing abuse provoked a very interesting public reaction. It encouraged you to start the movement NotAlone in Bulgaria, very similar to #metoo. ..