Academic - Director
Professor of Modern Russian History
My research and publications have concentrated on the social and cultural history of modern Russia and the Soviet Union. I have been most interested in the history of sexualities and gender in modernising Russia, and particularly the role of medicine and law in shaping the regulation of sexual and gender dissent and conformity. I have explored the history of homosexuality in tsarist and Soviet Russia, the nature of masculinity under socialism, and the problems of sexual disorders and sexual violence in twentieth-century Russia.
Academic - Staff
Professor of Russian and Eurasian International Relations
I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) in 2011 from a Readership in International Relations at the London School of Economics. I was a doctoral student and an ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford; a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham (1987-99) and Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) (1993-2005).
Associate Professor in Russian Government.I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) in 2005, following a three-year appointment in Politics at Pembroke College, Oxford. Before that, I taught at various UK universities including Leeds, York, East London, Royal Holloway and Essex. I received my PhD from the University of Leeds in 1996, and I held a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Oxford between 1997 and 2000.
Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Political Economy
I joined the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS) in 2017 following a 3-year period as Professor in Health Economics at HSE University in St. Petersburg. Prior to that I was Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (2002-2014). My research focuses on the political economy of health, welfare and labour in Russia and Eurasia; particularly health behaviours and outcomes, social exclusion and public health policy and reform.
Departmental Lecturer in REES
Agnieszka Kubal joins REES as part-time Departmental Lecturer from the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (CSLS) at University of Oxford, where she will continue holding a research post. She was educated in Krakow, Exeter and Oxford with a postdoctoral spell at Harvard, and has an extensive list of publications on topics relevant to the teaching she will be undertaking at REES.
Departmental Lecturer in Russian and East European Studies
I joined Russian and East European Studies as a Departmental Lecturer in 2010 after a three-year Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, Oxford (2007-2010). Originally trained in European Ethnology (BA, Copenhagen) and Anthropology (PhD, University College London), I have previously taught on the MA in History of Design at the Royal College of Art, and tutored Anthropology at St. Peter´s College, Oxford.
Barbara Piotrowska joins REES as a Teaching Associate from the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford), where she works as a Researcher on the History of UK Public Spending Control 1993-2015 project.
REES Head of Language Studies and Teaching Fellow
I am engaged in research in the fields of cognitive linguistics, cognitive poetics, critical discourse studies, multimodal communication studies and cultural studies, especially on multimodal analysis and conceptual integration/blending analysis of Russian media discourse. My interests range from meaning construction in (multimodal) discourse, analysis of metaphor, counter-factuality, viewpoint and meta-parody in media discourse to the use of cognitive linguistics methods in interdisciplinary research and interdisciplinary learning in social sciences and humanities.
Professor of Comparative Politics
Currently on secondment to the Centre for East European and International Studies (ZOiS) in Berlin (2016-2019).
Academic - Affiliate
Senior Research Fellow in South European Studies
Othon Anastasakis is the Director of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), at St Antony's College; a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford; and the former Director of the European Studies Centre, at St Antony's (July 2012-October 2015). He teaches South East European politics, as well as European politics. His research interests include transition and democratisation in South East Europe, EU’s eastern enlargement, Greek politics and foreign policy, European extreme right politics and EU-Turkey relations.