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
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.
Catherine Gibson is a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. Her ongoing research project examines the history of science and nationalism in the Russian Empire in the long nineteenth century, with a particular focus on cartography in the Baltic provinces. She tweets from @C_H_Gibson.
Alun Thomas is Lecturer in Modern European History at Staffordshire University. His work to date has concerned the political, social and economic transformation of the nomadic regions of Central Asia in the early Soviet period, and the memorialisation thereof in the present day. Find him on Twitter @AlunR_Thomas.