Staff Profiles: Prof. Melanie Ilic

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Prof. Melanie Ilic

Staff Profile: Prof. Melanie Ilic
Professor of Soviet History

Prof. Melanie Ilic

Prof. Melanie Ilic

Professor of Soviet History

History, Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

I teach Russian and Soviet history and historical research methods.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 714698 Email: milic@glos.ac.uk

Biography

I teach the modules in the Russian and Soviet History strand of the undergraduate degree course, covering from the late imperial period to the collapse of the USSR in 1991. I also teach on our historical methods course and I am the subject co-ordinator for our final year dissertations. 

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Politics and Modern History University of Manchester 1983
MPhil Economic and Social History and Russian Studies CREES, The University of Birmingham 1986
PhD Economic and Social History and Russian Studies CREES, The University of Birmingham 1996

Awards

Professor Melanie Ilic has been awarded research projects by the ESRC, AHRC and the British Academy. She has also worked on a number of international research projects funded overseas.

Membership of professional bodies

British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies

Study Group on the Russian Revolution

Association of Women in Slavic Studies

Higher Education Academy

Teaching and research

Teaching

Professor Melanie Ilic teaches Russian and Soviet history and historical research methods. She also co-ordinates the final year History dissertations.

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

Research and publications focus on:

Soviet Women's History, currently investigating Soviet women's everyday lives

Victim Studies of the 'Great Terror', particularly its impact in Leningrad and 'women's experiences' of the purges, including those of secondary victims

Publications

More publications from Prof. Melanie Ilic can be found in the Research Repository.

Thesis Supervision

External responsibilities

Link Tutor for Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham

Professional positions

National Advisory Board, Europe-Asia Studies

BASEES Membership Secretary (2014-2017)

External examining

I have served as External Examiner at Ruskin College, Oxford, and for Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.