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.
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.
British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies
Study Group on the Russian Revolution
Association of Women in Slavic Studies
Higher Education Academy
Professor Melanie Ilic teaches Russian and Soviet history and historical research methods. She also co-ordinates the final year History dissertations.
In her study, Women’s Experiences of 1937: Everyday Legacies on the Purges and the Great Terror in the Soviet Union, (2018), Melanie examines the experiences of repression recounted in a broad selection of Soviet women’s life narratives in primary source documentation. The study shows how the purges had a lifelong impact that reverberated across generations.
Link Tutor for Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham
National Advisory Board, Europe-Asia Studies
BASEES Membership Secretary (2014-2017)
I have served as External Examiner at Ruskin College, Oxford, and for Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.