Lynne Attwood: Lecturer in Russian Studiesat the University of Manchester. She is the author of The New Soviet Man and Woman: Sex-Role Socialisation in the USSR ( 1990), and editor of Red Women on the Silver Screen ( 1993). She is currently working on the construction of gender identity in the USSR, focusing on the changing representations of women in the press and in films.
Mark Banting:Freelance writer, researcher, and speaker on all aspects of homosexuality in modern society, whose special interest is (homo)sexuality in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia.
Birgit Beumers: Lecturer in the Department of Russianat the University of Bristol. Her research interests are in Russian culture, theatre, and cinema of the post-war period. Her Yury Liubimov at the Taganka Theatre (1964-1994)was published in 1997.
Frank Ellis: Lecturer in Russianat the University of Leeds, and the author of Vasily Grossman: The Genesis and Evolution of a Russian Heretic ( 1994). He is currently working on a book examining the changes in the Russian media since 1991.
Jane Ellis:Freelance scholar based in Oxford. She is the author of The Russian Orthodox Church: A Contemporary History ( 1986)and The Russian Orthodox Church: Triumphalism and Defensiveness ( 1996), and for six years was editor of the journal Religion in Communist Lands. She is currently completing a doctoral thesis on the Russian Orthodox Church between 1985and 1994, and amonograph on the Moscow Patriarchate's attitude towards Protestant missionaries.
Anna Ferenc: Assistant Professor of Musicat Dalhousie University, and author of the dissertation "Investigating Russian Musical Modernism: Nikolai Roslavets and his New System of Tone Organization". Her current research interests include modernist expression in the music of Arthur Lourié, Alexander Mosolov, and Alexander Skriabin.
Julian Graffy: Senior Lecturer in Russian Language and Literatureat the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London. He is co-editor, with Geoffrey Hosking, of Culture and the Media in the USSR Today