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Natalya Chernyshova

Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Winchester

Dr Natalya Chernyshova is a historian of the Soviet Union and Belarus at the University of Winchester, UK. She has published on late Soviet consumer culture, including a monograph, Soviet Consumer Culture in the Brezhnev Era (Routledge, 2013), and on Belarusian history. Her current project is a political biography of Petr Masherau, the First Secretary of the Belarusian Communist Party and the popular leader of Soviet Belarus during 1965 - 1980. The project is supported by the British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (2020-2022).

Natalya has also written about the Belarus protests and history for History & Policy, PONARS Eurasia, and History Today.

She received her MA (with Merit) in European Studies and PhD in History from King's College London. Her professional experience includes working as Belarus Media Project Coordinator and editor of the Belarus Reporting Service at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in London, UK.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Winchester


  • 2008 
    King’s College London, PhD History
  • 2003 
    King’s College London, MA (Merit) European Studies

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    British Academy

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Historical Society


Fellow of the Royal Historical Society