Dr Gayle Lonergan
I have worked in HE for 16 years, having lectured in both Politics and History at the Universities of Brunel, Warwick, Oxford and Birkbeck, London. I have also been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the National Research University, the Higher School of Economics in Russia. Most of my work has focused on the politics and history of Russia, with a particular focus on the early development of the Bolshevik Party and the formation of the One Party State in the Soviet Union.
My research has centred upon the formation and evolution of one party states and the interplay of national legacies and international movements and ideas. I have also spent some time researching the bureaucratic practices of governments as they count and categorize their citizens – notably in censuses and residential registration – and the implications of this for a population’s mobility and notions of citizenship and belonging.
The conflict between the idea of the nation state and internationalist theories plays a key part in my teaching in courses such as Globalization and Inequality and International Politics: Europe and Beyond.
I have previously worked at Birkbeck College, University of London, which has a similar ethos to that of Ruskin in its belief that higher education should be available and accessible to those from all socio-economic backgrounds. I enjoy working with students from a diverse background. The different types of knowledge that adult learners bring into the classroom make for far more interesting seminars than those in more mainstream universities.
Lonergan, G. The Communist Party in the Russian Civil War: A Political History (Bloomsbury Academic) Forthcoming 2020
Lonergan, G. Counting Citizens: The Transfer and Translation of Census Categories from the International Statistical Congresses to the Principality of Bulgaria (1872 – 1888) Nationalities Papers. Volume 46, November 2018
Lonergan, G. ‘Military Contingency versus Revolutionary Theory – Where was the ‘Conscience of the Revolution’ at the Eighth Party Congress?’ Slavic Review Vol. 74 No.4 Winter 2015
Lonergan, G. Paper Communists: Party Recruitment at the end of the Russian Civil War
Communist and Post-Communist Studies Vol. 46 Issue 1 March 2013
Lonergan, G. ‘Resistance, Support and the Changing Dynamics of the Village in the Russian Civil War’ Revolutionary Russia Vol. 21 No.1 June 2008
About, I. and Lonergan, G. eds. – Identification and Registration in Transnational perspective, 1500-2010. People, Papers, and Practices (Palgrave Macmillan) July 2013
Lonergan, G. ‘Property, risk and population’. 18th century St Petersburg as a divergent genealogy in Foucault’s theory of “governmentality”. Book chapter in Gunn, S.; de Munck, B. & Hulme, T. eds. ‘Powers of the City: New Approaches to Governance and Rule in Urban Europe since 1500’ (Routledge) Forthcoming March 2020
Lonergan, G. ‘The Privilege of Residence: The Use of Residential Registration Systems in Late Tsarist Moscow’, in About and Lonergan eds. Identification and Registration in Transnational perspective, 1500-2010. People, Papers, and Practices (Palgrave Macmillan) July 2013
About, I. and Lonergan, G. ‘The History of Identification and Registration: An Introduction in About and Lonergan eds. Identification and Registration in Transnational perspective, 1500-2010. People, Papers, and Practices (Palgrave Macmillan) (Co- authored with Ilsen About) July 2013