Dr Sarah Davies
Senior Lecturer in the Department of History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41053
(email at email@example.com)Sarah Davies specialises in the cultural, social and political history of the Soviet Union in the Stalin era (1920s-1953). Her first book, Popular Opinion in Stalin’s Russia (CUP, 1997) was awarded the Alec Nove prize. She received AHRC funding for a project on Stalin’s personal archive, which has resulted in a forthcoming monograph, Stalin on Stalinism, jointly-authored with James Harris (Leeds). With Harris, she co-edited Stalin: A New History (CUP, 2003). She also has interests in Soviet cinema and the culture of the Cold War.
- Stalin and Stalinism
- The Soviet Union
- Davies SR (1997). Popular Opinion in Stalin's Russia. Terror, Propaganda and Dissent, 1934-1941. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Davies, S. (2005). Stalin: A New History. Cambridge University Press.
Essays in edited volumes
- Davies, S. R. & James Harris (2005). Joseph Stalin: power and ideas. In Stalin. A New History. S.R. Davies & James Harris Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1-17.
- Davies, S. R. (2005). Stalin as patron of cinema: creating Soviet mass culture 1932-1936. In Stalin: A New History. Sarah Davies & James Harris Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 202-225.
- Davies, S. R. (2004). Stalin and the making of the leader cult in the 1930s. In The Leader Cult in Communist Dictatorships. Stalin and the Eastern Bloc. Balazs Apor, J.C. Behrends, P. Jones & E.A. Rees Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 29-46.
- Davies, S. (2003). Idéologie, propagande et mobilisation dans le système soviétique des années 1930. In Une si longue nuit. L'apogee des regimes totalitaires en Europe 1935-1953. Courtois, S. Monaco: Editions du Rocher. 96-112.
Journal papers: academic
- Davies, S. R. (2003). Soviet cinema and the early cold war: Pudovkin’s Admiral Nakhimov in context. Cold War History 4(1): 49-70.
- Davies SR (1997). 'Us' against 'Them': Social identity in Soviet Russia 1934-41. The Russian Review 56: 70-89.
- Davies SR (1997). The 'cult' of the vozhd: representations in letters 1934-41. Russian History 24: 131-147.