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Biography

Stephen Lovell joined the department in 2002 following a postdoctoral fellowship at St John’s College, Oxford. He received his MA and PhD from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University of London, after studying for his BA at King’s College, Cambridge.

Research interests 

  • Cultural and Social History of 19th and 20th century Russia

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 books Summerfolk: A History of the Dacha, 1710-2000 (Cornell University Press, 2003) and Russia in the Microphone Age: A History of Soviet Radio, 1919-1970 (Oxford University Press, 2015). His first book was on reading and print culture in twentieth-century Russia, and he has also written on the history of old age and generations. In addition, he is the author of three more general works on Russian history, most recently The Shadow of War: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1941 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). His next book, How Russia Learned to Talk: A History of Public Speaking in the Stenographic Age, 1860-1930, will be published in 2020. 

Professor Lovell would welcome applications from research students interested in working on:

  • Any aspect of Russian history, 1750 to the present

For more details, please see his full research profile.

Teaching

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PhD Supervision

Professor Lovell would welcome applications from research students interested in working on:

  • Any aspect of Russian history, 1750 to the present

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