University of Sheffield

Miriam Dobson is Reader in Modern History at the University of Sheffield. Her research interests focus on the history of the Soviet Union, with a particular emphasis on the social and cultural history of post-war Russia and Ukraine. Her first published book was Khrushchev’s Cold Summer: Gulag Returnees, Crime and the Fate of Reform After Stalin which won the 2010 Wayne S. Vucinich Book Prize. She has blogged for Russian History Blog and for Sheffield University’s History Matters.