Dr Michael Loader

  • Research Fellow (Central & East European Studies)

email: Michael.Loader@glasgow.ac.uk

9 Lilybank Gardens, R302, Hillhead, Glasgow, G12 8RZ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2307-5035

Biography

I have been a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Department of Central and East European Studies in the School of Social & Political Sciences since March 2020.

I received my PhD in the History of the Soviet Union from King’s College London in 2015 with a thesis entitled ‘The Thaw in Soviet Latvia: National Politics 1953-1959’.

Before coming to Glasgow, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the International Centre for the History and Sociology of WWII and its Consequences at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow between 2016 and 2017. I was then a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University in Sweden between 2017 and 2020. 

I am also the Assistant Editor of the Journal of Baltic Studies.

During my three-year Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship at the University of Glasgow I will be working on a project entitled ‘Centre-Periphery Relations in Flux: National Politics in the Soviet Borderlands’.

My publications have appeared in Europe-Asia StudiesNationalities Papers, the Slavonic and East European Review and the Journal of Baltic Studies. I have written on issues of Soviet nationality politics, the Soviet Communist Party, Soviet Latvia and centre-periphery relations in the USSR, and offer undergraduate supervision in these areas.

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2021

Loader, M. (2021) Collaborators or Dissidents? Resistance and Collusion among the Latvian National Communists. In: Nollendorfs, V. and Ščerbinskis, V. (eds.) The Impossible Resistance: Latvia Between Two Totalitarian Regimes, 1940-1991. Series: Symposium of the Commission of the Historians of Latvia (29). Zinātne: Riga, pp. 191-207. ISBN 9789934599163

2020

Loader, M. (2020) Gorbachev: his life and times. Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 28(2-3), pp. 251-254. (doi: 10.1080/25739638.2020.1863639)[Book Review]

2018

Loader, M. (2018) A Stalinist purge in the Khrushchev era? The Latvian Communist Party purge, 1959–1963. Slavonic and East European Review, 96(2), pp. 244-282. (doi: 10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.96.2.0244)

2017

Loader, M. (2017) Restricting Russians: language and immigration laws in Soviet Latvia, 1956-1959. Nationalities Papers, 45(6), pp. 1082-1099. (doi: 10.1080/00905992.2017.1335298)

Loader, M. (2017) The death of ‘Socialism with a Latvian Face’: the purge of the Latvian national communists, July 1959–1962. Journal of Baltic Studies, 48(2), pp. 161-181. (doi: 10.1080/01629778.2016.1244771)

2016

Loader, M. (2016) Beria and Khrushchev: the power struggle over nationality policy and the case of Latvia. Europe-Asia Studies, 68(10), pp. 1759-1792. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2016.1257701)

Loader, M. (2016) The rebellious republic: the 1958 education reform and Soviet Latvia. Journal of the Institute of Latvian History, 2016(3), pp. 113-139.

2015

Loader, M. (2015) Bearslayers: the rise and fall of the Latvian national communists, WILLIAM D. PRIGGE, American University Studies: Series X Political Science, Vol. 71, New York, Peter Lang, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4331-2734-2. Journal of Baltic Studies, 46(3), pp. 419-421. (doi: 10.1080/01629778.2015.1073920)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Tue Sep 28 13:50:38 2021 BST.
Number of items: 8.

Articles

Loader, M. (2018) A Stalinist purge in the Khrushchev era? The Latvian Communist Party purge, 1959–1963. Slavonic and East European Review, 96(2), pp. 244-282. (doi: 10.5699/slaveasteurorev2.96.2.0244)

Loader, M. (2017) Restricting Russians: language and immigration laws in Soviet Latvia, 1956-1959. Nationalities Papers, 45(6), pp. 1082-1099. (doi: 10.1080/00905992.2017.1335298)

Loader, M. (2017) The death of ‘Socialism with a Latvian Face’: the purge of the Latvian national communists, July 1959–1962. Journal of Baltic Studies, 48(2), pp. 161-181. (doi: 10.1080/01629778.2016.1244771)

Loader, M. (2016) Beria and Khrushchev: the power struggle over nationality policy and the case of Latvia. Europe-Asia Studies, 68(10), pp. 1759-1792. (doi: 10.1080/09668136.2016.1257701)

Loader, M. (2016) The rebellious republic: the 1958 education reform and Soviet Latvia. Journal of the Institute of Latvian History, 2016(3), pp. 113-139.

Book Sections

Loader, M. (2021) Collaborators or Dissidents? Resistance and Collusion among the Latvian National Communists. In: Nollendorfs, V. and Ščerbinskis, V. (eds.) The Impossible Resistance: Latvia Between Two Totalitarian Regimes, 1940-1991. Series: Symposium of the Commission of the Historians of Latvia (29). Zinātne: Riga, pp. 191-207. ISBN 9789934599163

Book Reviews

Loader, M. (2020) Gorbachev: his life and times. Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 28(2-3), pp. 251-254. (doi: 10.1080/25739638.2020.1863639)[Book Review]

Loader, M. (2015) Bearslayers: the rise and fall of the Latvian national communists, WILLIAM D. PRIGGE, American University Studies: Series X Political Science, Vol. 71, New York, Peter Lang, 2015. ISBN 978-1-4331-2734-2. Journal of Baltic Studies, 46(3), pp. 419-421. (doi: 10.1080/01629778.2015.1073920)[Book Review]

This list was generated on Tue Sep 28 13:50:38 2021 BST.

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Central and East European Studies Level 1