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Dr Mark Hurst

Lecturer in the History of Human Rights

Mark Hurst

Bowland College



Tel: +44 1524 592502

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. 

PhD supervision

Mark is interested in supervising PhD students working on a variety of issues in contemporary history including the history of human rights, non-governmental organisations, and political protest amongst many others. If you are interested in being supervised for a PhD, please contact Mark directly via email.

Current Teaching

HIST259 Inventing Human Rights, 1776-2001

HIST357 'Dangerous Thoughts': Soviet Dissidents, Human Rights and the Cold War

HIST401 Research and Writing History

HIST446 'Fighting without Fire': Non-Military Conflict from 1945 to Today

My Role

Postgraduate (Taught) Officer

Academic Employability Champion/Student Careers Officer

Disabilities/Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Professional Role

In the 2018/2019 academic year, Mark was a Fellow of the Institute for Social Futures

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