Lecturer in Modern European History, Queen's University Belfast

My three main research areas are Russian foreign policy and its links with different interpretations of Russian national identity; history of political thought and national ideologies in the 20th century Europe; and political history in the post-Stalin period for which I am currently working on a new biography of Nikita Khrushchev for Routledge’s ‘Historical Biographies’ series.

I have strong inter-disciplinary background, having read Philosophy and Economics and an MA in Legal and Political Theory at University College London (UCL), followed by a doctoral thesis in Russian history at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (UCL-SSEES). I worked the University of Birmingham, UCL and Leeds University where I researched and taught various aspects of Russian contemporary history, politics and foreign policy, before arriving to Queen’s University Belfast as Lecturer in Modern European History.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Modern European History, Queen's University Belfast

Education

  • 2005 
    UCL, PhD History