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Professor Sarah Davies

Professor (Modern Russian and European History) in the Department of History
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41053

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Sarah Davies is a cultural historian of the Soviet Union and the Cold War. 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 monograph, Stalin's World, jointly-authored with James Harris (Leeds). With Harris, she co-edited Stalin: A New History (CUP, 2003). Her current project is a study of Soviet and British cultural diplomacy during the Cold War.

Research Groups

Department of History

Research Interests

  • Political Communication
  • Stalin and Stalinism
  • The Cultural Cold War
  • The Soviet Union

Teaching Areas

  • Modern European history
  • Twentieth century Russia

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