Issy Sawkins

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College: College of Humanities
Discipline: History
Department: History
Research Centre/Unit: Exeter

I am a First-Year PhD student based at the University of Exeter under the supervision of Professor James Mark and Dr Nicholas Terry. My thesis investigates the role of culture in the promotion of a nationalist Holocaust memory in the Russian Federation. It analyses how political developments in the Russian Federation and abroad have affected the rhetoric of the Holocaust that is being disseminated through several cultural mediums, both those intended for domestic audiences and those intended for international audiences.

Before moving to Exeter, I completed a Masters in "Political Sociology of Russia and Eastern Europe" at University College London, and a Bachelors in "Modern Languages (Russian, Italian, French" at Durham University, for which I received a First Class Honours. 

I am current chair of the PGR HUMS Conference Committee, book editor for Ex-Historia, and contributor to the Imperial and Global History, BAHS, and Wiener Library Blogs.