Dr George Gilbert is a Lecturer in Twentieth-Century (Non-British) History at the University of Southampton.
Before coming to Southampton I held teaching posts at Balliol College, Oxford and at the University of East Anglia, where I completed all of my degrees. I am a historian of modern European and world history, though more specifically of late imperial Russia and the Soviet Union. My past research has included study of right-wing movements in early twentieth-century Russia; as well as continuing my explorations in the history of nationalism in the late imperial period, my current research interests include cases of religious and political martyrdom in late imperial Russia and the early Soviet Union. Linking these research topics are my broader interests in social and cultural history, and, in particular, themes of nationalism, national identity and commemorative culture.
I have a wide range of teaching experience in Russian history and modern European and world history more broadly. I have also taught on courses that assess themes of identity politics, gender and ritual in history, as well as several outline courses on the political and social history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and world history. I would be particularly interested in supervising students in aspects of modern Russian history.