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Dr Alexander Titov

BA(Hons), MA, PhD (Lond.)

Lecturer in Modern European History

Exams officer, History PGT

Joint pathway co-ordinator, History and Politics / International Studies


Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3862

Office: 17UQ.206


A native of St Petersburg, Alex Titov read philosophy and economics at University College London. He stayed at UCL to do an MA in Legal and Political Theory, followed by a doctoral degree in Russian history at UCL’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He continued his academic career as a research fellow at the University of Birmingham, working on an AHRC-funded project on policy and governance in the Soviet Union under Khrushchev. Two lecturing appointments followed, first at his alma mater UCL, and then at the University of Leeds, before finally arriving to Queen’s in September 2012.

Research interests

Dr Titov has two main research areas. The first, based on his doctoral research, is in the history of political thought and national ideologies in the 20th century. The specific focus, and the subject of a forthcoming monograph, is life and work of a key figure in the Eurasian intellectual and political movement, Lev Gumilev (1912-1992), a distinguished ethnologist, historian and geographer as well as the only son of Russia’s two famous poets, Anna Akhmatova and Nikolai Gumilev. The second area is Soviet political history in the post-Stalin period; Dr Titov is currently working on a new biography of Nikita Khrushchev for Routledge’s ‘Historical Biographies’ series. Finally, he has a keen interest in contemporary politics and foreign policy of Russia and is currently completing a co-authored article on the Russian perception of the Baltic states since 1991.


Entry on PURE research portal



ANT1003 World on the Move

HIS1001 History and Historians

HIS1002 Exploring History 2 (The USSR and the World)

HIS3039 The Soviet Union, 1921-1991


MHY7035 Historiography