Stephen Lovell’s primary research interests lie in the social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russia. He is the author of the prize-winning Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000 (Cornell University Press, 2003), a book on the Russian out-of-town weekend or summer house. He has also written on reading and print culture, generations, and various other topics in Russian history. His most recent books are The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2009) and The Shadow of War: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1941 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).
Dr Lovell is an editor of the journal Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History