Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen is a Russian and American journalist, author, and activist. She is noted for her opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin and her extensive writing on LGBT rights. She has been a prolific contributor to publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Vanity Fair, Harper’s Magazine, and moreAdditionally, she has written several books, including, The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladmir Putin, The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, and Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century.