Dr Mark Hurst

Lecturer in the History of Human Rights

Research Overview

My research focuses predominantly on human rights organisations and activists during the Cold War, and more broadly in the history of human rights, dissent, and political activism, especially the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia. Alongside this, I have wide research interests in contemporary British history, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the history of comedy, 'soft power', and the history of sport (especially cycling).