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Dr Ruth Brown

Senior Lecturer

School of Education and Communities, Department of Social Sciences and Social Work

Anti Casualisation Rep, UEL Branch of the University & College Union

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  • EB 2.22
    University of East London
    Docklands Campus
    University Way
    London, E16 2RD
    United Kingdom
    E16 2RD
    Ruth was brought up in Bulgaria, Manchester, County Durham and Wiltshire, and studied French and Russian at the University of Bradford. She began her career at the Research Department of the Foreign Office, did a PhD in Russian politics at SSEES/UCL and was then a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at UCL.
    She has many years of teaching experience at various London institutions, having taught at UCL, Queen Mary, the LSE, and at UEL since 2008. 
    She has worked for a year in France, and has lived and researched in various parts of Russia, including in Astrakhan on the Caspian Sea, in Samara on the Volga, and in Siberia.
    A member of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies, she participates in their annual conference, having chaired sessions and presented papers.
    She has published a book chapter on Russian political parties, and has published papers in Britain’s leading journals in the field. She is currently researching grassroots political parties in Russia.

    Overview

    Paper at the Annual Conference of the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies: “1991-2016: Russian “informal” politicians 25 years on”. Cambridge, March 2017.

    Chapter in Lowenhardt, J. (ed.) (1998). Party Politics in Post-Communist Russia.

    Brown, R.,“Party Development in the Regions: When Did Parties Start to Play a Part in Politics?”. The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Vol.14, nos. 1 & 2, March/June 1998: 835-857.

    Brown, R, Petrenko, V. & Mitina, O, “The Semantic Space of Russian Political Parties”, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol.47, no.5, July 1995: 835-857.

    Review of Peter Kirkow, Russia’s Provinces: Authoritarian Transformation versus Local Autonomy, Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 79, no. 2, 2001: 376-9.

    “Party Development in the Regions: When Did Parties Start to Play a Part in Politics?” in The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Vol.14, nos. 1 & 2, March/June 1998: 835-857.

    Publications