Dr Mark Hurst

Lecturer in the History of Human Rights

Research Overview

Mark's research interests focus on the efforts of human rights organisations during the Cold War, and more broadly in the history of human rights, dissent, and political activism, especially in Russia and the Soviet Union. His current research focuses on the history of Amnesty International, an organisation that has become intertwined with public understandings of human rights in the twentieth century. Despite this position, Amnesty's influence on the wider political process has been relatively understudied, something his research is aiming to address.