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  • Dr Erik Landis

    Senior Lecturer in Modern European History

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 484330

    Email: elandis@brookes.ac.uk


    Dr Erik Landis has been at Oxford Brookes since September 2005. Before arriving at Brookes, Dr. Landis had previously taught at the University of Wales at Aberystwyth, as a member of the Department of International Politics, and has also held a postdoctoral fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford. He received his BA degree at Wesleyan University in the United States, and a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge.

    Dr Landis contributes teaching to several undergraduate modules, and is also the module leader for advanced subjects in Russian and Soviet history. Dr. Landis leads a module on the comparative study of civil war for the MA History program, and he supervises undergraduate and graduate dissertations on many aspects of modern European political and social history.

    Dr Landis currently convenes the following undergraduate modules:

    Modules taught

    • U67920 History and Documents (year 2 core module)
    • U67884 The Unravelling of Russia, 1856-1917
    • U67884 The Soviet Revolution, 1914-1941

    Dr Landis' research focuses on the history of Russia and Soviet Union in the 19th and 20th centuries. He has written articles and papers on the history of the Russian revolution, and is the author of a book-length study of provincial politics and armed insurgency during the Russian civil war. His broader interests relate to the comparative study of civil conflict and violent political movements in modern European history, as well as the study of popular mobilization and collective political identities. Currently, he is writing a general history of the Russian revoluiton and civil war, to be published in 2017.


    Social and political history of Russia and the Soviet Union; social movements and revolution; peasant studies; history of civil wars in modern European history.