Course Leader for BA (Hons) Politics and International Relations
Since completing her D.Phil. in Modern Political History at the University of Oxford, Gayle has lectured in both History and Politics at the University of Warwick, University of Oxford, Brunel University and Birkbeck College, University of London. She also held a Junior Research Fellowship at Wolfson College, University of Oxford and was an International Research Fellow at the National Research University, The Higher School of Economics, Russia.
Having studied Russian and Polish for her undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge and completing the MSc in Russian and Eurasian Studies at the University of Oxford , the focus of her research has been on the politics and history of Russia and the former Soviet Union. Her current work looks at the formation of the one party state in Soviet Russia between 1916 -1922 and considers how the process involved side lining all other sources of power in the state from the military to the trade unions. Her book based upon this research will be published by Bloomsbury in 2022.
Gayle has many years of experience in teaching politics and is passionate about introducing students to the theories of political thought and then encouraging them to question the theory in the context of real world issues.
Books and publications
Lonergan, G. The Communist Party in the Russian Civil War: A Political History (Bloomsbury Academic)
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. 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