Russian and East European Studies

Dr Nicolette Makovicky

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.

Dr Alex Pravda

REES Senior Research Fellow

Alex Pravda's research interests are Soviet and post-Soviet Russian foreign policy; he also has an interest in the international dimensions of East European politics. Alex Pravda is also Fellow of the Russian and East European Centre at St Antony's. 

Alexia Lewis

REES & CEELBAS (Oxford) Administrator

I moved from the Secretariat at the Learning and Skills Council in Gloucestershire to assist the Head of Administration and Finance at SIAS in October 2004. I moved within the department in 2007 to the role of Administrator for the MSc and MPhil in REES.

It is best to contact me by email at: alexia.lewis@area.ox.ac.uk

Telephone: 01865 274694

Professor Paul Chaisty

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.

MPhil Russian and East European Studies

The MPhil in Russian and East European Studies is a two year programme for graduates who are interested in gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of Russia and Eastern Europe through the study of the region across a range of disciplines. In the first year students will usually  take 3 core courses on contemporary issues which will introduce them to the key issues and debates of the region.

In the second year students are able to specialise their knowledge through the choice of two special subjects courses.

MSc Russian and East European Studies

The MSc in Russian and East European Studies is a 9 month programme for graduates who are interested in gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of Russia and Eastern Europe through the study of the region across a range of disciplines. 

These courses will introduce the key issues and debates of the region. Students will receive training in relevant qualitative and quantitative methodologies to enable them to carry out research and writing for their 15,000 word thesis. The course also provides the opportunity for students to  participate in Russian Language classes. 

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