Russian and East European Studies

Teaching and research staff within Russian and East European Studies

Maxim Alyukov
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow

Dr Adelina Angusheva-Tihanov
Research Fellow

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

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.

Aleksei Titkov
Stipendiary Fellow in Modern Languages and Cultures