Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies

Howard White

Howard White

Senior Lecturer in Russian Studies
Director of StudiesBA (Hons) Language and Politics (years 3/4) BSc (Hons) Politics with Economics (years 3/4) BSc (Hons) Politics and International Relations (years 3/4)

1 West North 2.22
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6246

BSc and MSc dissertations

Supervises students in the following areas:

  • Russian and (former) Soviet politics and history
  • Communist and post-communist politics
  • Democratisation


Mr Howard White joined the Department in 1992 from a teaching post at the London School of Economics. He did his first degree at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and postgraduate work at the London School of Economics, Stanford University (as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar) and Moscow State University.

He is Director of Studies for undergraduate programmes in politics years 3 & 4 and is the Department’s Student Representation Officer.

He is a past winner of the Mary Tasker Award for Teaching Excellence (1999) and of the Leadership in Learning and Teaching Award (2010). He chaired the University's Quality Assurance Committee between 2007 and 2010 and its Programmes and Partnerships Approval Committee between 2010 and 2015.

Outside the University he is Honorary Treasurer of the Study Group on the Russian Revolution and is an Institutional Reviewer for the Quality Assurance Agency.

Research Interests

  • The Russian Revolution of 1917
  • Contemporary Russian Politics


He has published a number of articles on Russia in 1917 including contributions to Society and Politics in the Russian Revolution ed. R. Service (1992) and Critical Companion to the Russian Revolution ed. E. Acton et al (1997).