Brigid O’Keeffe
Associate Professor of History, Brooklyn College

Brigid O’Keeffe is associate professor of history at Brooklyn College. She is the author of New Soviet Gypsies: Nationality, Performance, and Selfhood in the Early Soviet Union (2013) and Esperanto and Languages of Internationalism in Revolutionary Russia (forthcoming with Bloomsbury in 2021).

Written by Brigid O’Keeffe

Maxim and Ivy Litvinov in London in 1933. Photo by Hulton/Getty

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Madame comrade

How Ivy Litvinov, the English-born wife of a Soviet ambassador, seduced America with wit, tea and soft diplomacy

Brigid O’Keeffe