Funded by CEELBAS research project grant (£5000) and Oxford Social Sciences DTC (ESRC-funded) grant (£1300), and resulted in the international research workshop “Languages, Media and Politics: Cognitive Linguistic Methods in Discourse Analysis”, organised by Dr. Pleshakova and held at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, September, 2013
Russian and East European Studies
Funded by CEELBAS research project grant (£5000), and resulted in the international research workshop 'The Use of Cognitive Linguistics and Interdisciplinarity in the Area of Russian and East European Studies', organised by Dr. Pleshakova and held at Wolfson College, Oxford, June 2011
Discussion and readings of a short novel by one of Russia’s most celebrated and wittiest authors of recent times, newly translated into English by his daughter, Katherine.
A talk by the intellectual historian and novelist, Lesley Chamberlain, author of Motherland: A Philosophical History of Russia and The Philosophy Steamer: Lenin and the Exile of the Intelligentsia . Language: English.
Readings and commentary in Russian, followed by some translations into English by Steven Seymour. Language: mainly Russian.
Lunchtime Seminar. Vladimir Pastukhov (St Antony's)
Forward to democracy or back to authoritarianism? The attitudinal bases of mass support for the Russian election protests of 2011–2012
Paul Chaisty & Stephen Whitefield. Department of Politics and International Relations , University of Oxford
The Russian Graduate Seminar takes place on Thursdays at 5pm in the Basement Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square, and is an opportunity for all those working in the field of Russian studies to hear and meet speakers from both within the university and outside it.
Weekly discussion group starting 9th October and meeting every Wednesday of Michaelmas 1pm-2pm in the Library of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre (RESC) at St Antony's College. Anyone who would like to take part will be most welcome!
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.