Dr Alexander Hill, MA (Cantab) PhD DipRus PGCE

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Phone number

Office: +1 (403) 220-6419

Background

Educational Background

B.A. Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1995

Doctor of Philosophy Social and Political Sciences (Soviet History), University of Cambridge, 2001

M.A. Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, 1999

Diploma in Russian University of Cambridge, 1997

Postgraduate Certificate in Education (History), University of Durham, 2001

Research

Areas of Research

Soviet military and political history

The military and political history of the Soviet Union, and in particular the Stalinist period prior to and including the Great Patriotic War, as well as Soviet involvement in national liberation movements in southern Africa. I am also interested in the military affairs of contemporary Russia.

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
HTST300 The Practice of History
HTST383 The Cold War
HTST412 Russia and the Soviet Union
HTST485 World War II
HTST545.09 The Great Patriotic War

Projects

Routledge Handbook on Soviet and Russian Military Studies

I am editing Routledge Handbook on Soviet and Russian Military Studies - to cover Soviet and Russian military history and affairs from the 19th Century through to the current war in Ukraine. The handbook is likely to be published in early 2025.

Publications