Staff Profiles: Prof. Melanie Ilic

Prof. Melanie Ilic

Staff Profile: Prof. Melanie Ilic
Professor of Soviet History

Prof. Melanie Ilic

Prof. Melanie Ilic

Professor of Soviet History

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Professor Melanie Ilic is an experienced postgraduate supervisor with an established record of successful completions and examinations. She welcomes enquiries about postgraduate research in the areas of Russian and Soviet history and women's history.

Biography

Prof Melanie Ilic offers supervision at all levels of postgradaute study: MA by Research, MPhil and PhD. She is an experienced supervisor and examiner. She welcomes enquires about research in the areas of Russian and Soviet history and women's history, and is able to supervise beyond these areas.

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

More thesis supervision by Prof. Melanie Ilic can be found in the Research Repository.

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.