Howard White

Howard White


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Research interests


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).

Professional bodies

BSc and MSc dissertations

Supervises students in the following areas:

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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