Siobhán Hearne is currently a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Durham University. Her research focuses on gender and sexuality in late imperial Russia and the Soviet Union, with a particular focus on the Baltic region. She tweets from @siobhanhearne.


Jo Laycock is senior lecturer in history at Manchester University. Her current research focuses on migration, refugees and humanitarianism, particularly in Armenia and the South Caucasus. She currently chairs the BASEES Caucasus Study Group. @jolaycock.


Catherine Gibson is a Research Fellow in Church History at the University of Tartu, Estonia. Her current research project examines statistics, cartography, and religion in the Russian Empire in the long nineteenth century, with a particular focus on the Baltic provinces. She tweets from @C_H_Gibson.

Alun Thomas is Lecturer in Modern History at Staffordshire University. His work to date has mainly concerned the political, social and economic transformation of Central Asia in the early Soviet period, and the memorialisation thereof in the present day. Find him on Twitter @AlunR_Thomas.

Susan Grunewald is the Digital History Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Pittsburgh's World History Center. Her research focuses on German prisoners of war in the Soviet Union and the digital humanities. She tweets from @SusanGrunewald1.

Hanna Matt is a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on displacement and relief in late imperial Russia and the early Soviet Union, with a particular focus on Central Asia. She tweets from @histhannamatt.

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Dakota Irvin is a PhD Candidate in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on the Russian Revolution and Civil War in the Urals city of Ekaterinburg, in particular issues concerning local government and state power. He tweets from @ddirvin1