Russian and East European Studies
Teaching and research staff within Russian and East European Studies
Dr Adelina Angusheva-Tihanov
Specialisms: Medieval Slavic and Byzantine literatures; adaptation of cultural models; medieval rhetoric; medicine; prognostications and apocrypha; Medievalism; Balkan twentieth-century prose.
Dr Marco Biasioli
Lecturer in Russian Studies
Specialisms: Soviet and Russian popular music; Russian popular culture; Russian national identity; relationship between culture and politics in Russia.
Dr Justyna Drobnik-Rogers
Language Tutor in Polish
Prof Stephen Hutchings
Professor Of Russian Studies
Specialisms: Russian cultural and media studies; Russian and Soviet television and film; Russian and Soviet literature and literary/cultural theory.
Mrs Liza Langley
Senior Language Tutor in Russian Studies
Dr Rachel Platonov
Senior Lecturer in Russian Studies
Specialisms: Russian and Soviet popular culture; 19th and 20th-century Russian literature; interactions between literature, music and performance.
Ms Elena Simms
Language Tutor in Russian
Specialisms: Methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language
Dr Sofia Tipaldou
Marie Curie Postdoctoral Researcher
Specialisms: Political science; international relations; sociology
Prof Vera Tolz-Zilitinkevic
Sir William Mather Professor of Russian Studies
Specialisms: Nationalism and identity politics in Russia and Eastern Europe; media and identity in Russia; relationship between culture and power in Russia and Eastern Europe; the politics of memory.