Participant Info

First Name
Amanda M.
Last Name
Ph.D. Candidate
Website URL
Soviet Russia, gender, medical history, urban history, reproduction, morality, family
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Personal Info

About Me

I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of History at the University of Leeds. I examine the intersection between the abortion procedure, the communist morality movement, and the urbanisation of Soviet Russia from 1944-1979. I investigate the role of physicians as unwilling participants of state power and how they negotiated this role. I particularly emphasise how citizens’ private decisions influenced the Soviet state’s public policies and projects.

Recent Publications

Review of Reich, Rebecca, State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature, and Dissent After Stalin, H-Russia, H-Net Reviews, January 2019.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Soviet Russia
Expertise by Geography
Eastern Europe, Russia
Expertise by Chronology
Modern, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Family, Gender, Local & Regional, Medicine, Sexuality, Urban History, Women