Vera Tolz-Zilintekevic

Sir William Mather Professor of Russian Studies (The University of Manchester)
  • MA Classics (St Petersburg, 1981)
  • Ph.D. Russian and East European Studies (Birmingham, 1993)


Research Posts, Grants, and Fellowships:

  • 2017–2020: AHRC research grant (with Profs. Hutchings and Gillespie, and Dr. Willis), “Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: From the Cold War to 'Information War'?” (£ 885,125)
  • 2010–2013: AHRC research grant (with Prof. Hutchings), “An Analysis of Russian Television Representations of Inter-Ethnic Cohesion Issues” (£ 426,395)
  • 2004–2007: AHRB research grant, “Oriental Studies and Russian National Identity: the 1870s – 1920s”
  • 2003–2004: British Academy Senior Research Fellowship
  • 1999–2000: Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton
  • 1994–1995: Fellow, Russian Research Center, Harvard University


Research interests

  • “Reframing Russia for the global mediasphere: from the Cold War to 'Information War'?”
  • Mediating post-Soviet difference: an analysis of Russian television representation of inter-ethnic cohesion issues (with Professor Stephen Hutchings)
  • Oriental studies and national identity in Russia
  • Nationalism and ethnic politics in modern and contemporary Russia
  • Intellectuals and political power under the communist regime


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