Vera Tolz
Lead Co-Investigator

Vera Tolz is Sir William Mather Professor of Russian Studies at the University of Manchester and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

She has published widely on various aspects of Russian nationalism, identity politics and the media. Her books include Nation, Ethnicity and Race on Russian Television: Mediating Post-Soviet Difference (with Stephen Hutchings) (2015); ‘Russia’s Own Orient’: The Politics of Identity and Oriental Studies in the Late Imperial and Early Soviet Periods (2011); (co-editor) Gender and Nation in Contemporary Europe (2005); Russia: Inventing the Nation (2001); (co-editor) European Democratization since 1800 (2000); and Russian Academicians and the Revolution (1997). Her research has been funded through grants from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust. She held research fellowships at Harvard University and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.