Matthias Neumann is Senior Lecturer in Modern Russian History at the University of East Anglia, UK. He has published widely on the history of childhood and youth in revolutionary Russia. His book The Communist Youth League and the Transformation of the Soviet Union, 1917-1932 was published by Routledge in 2011. It has been translated into Spanish and was published in South America 2019. Neumann is the co-editor of volume entitled Rethinking the Russian Revolution as Historical Divide: Tradition, Rupture and Modernity which was published with Routledge in 2017. He is also the President-elect of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies. His new research project examines cultural exchange programmes which enabled American children to visit the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Academic Background

M.A.  Modern History, Social and Economic History, and Political Science; Dresden University of Technology, Germany (2004)

Ph.D. Modern History; University of East Anglia (2008)

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