James Ryan

I completed a Ph.D in Modern History at University College Cork, graduating in March 2010. My dissertation, supervised by Professor Geoffrey Roberts, was a study of violence in the thought of V.I. Lenin throughout his political career, focusing especially on the early years of the Russian Soviet state. The principal research question that guided my research was the extent to which Soviet state violence was informed and determined by Leninist ideology. My revised dissertation was published as a monograph by Routledge in June 2012, and a paperback version appeared in July 2014. The book makes a significant contribution to understanding the violent practices of inter-war Soviet history.

In October 2011, I commenced a three-year Government of Ireland/Marie Curie COFUND Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, based at the University of Warwick and University College Cork. The project for which I received funding is entitled 'An Intellectual History of Soviet State Violence, 1918-1939. One of the outcomes of this fellowship will be an article published in Slavic Review in Winter 2015. Upon completion of this fellowship, I was appointed Lecturer in Modern European History at Cardiff University.

Books

YearPublication
(2012)Lenin's Terror. The Ideological Origins of Early Soviet State Violence.
James Ryan (2012) Lenin's Terror. The Ideological Origins of Early Soviet State Violence. London and New York: Routledge. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2011)''Revolution is War': The Development of the Thought of V. I. Lenin on Violence, 1899-1907'
Ryan, J; (2011) ''Revolution is War': The Development of the Thought of V. I. Lenin on Violence, 1899-1907'. Slavonic and East European Review, 89 [Details]
(2013)'Cleansing NEP Russia: State Violence Against the Russian Orthodox Church in 1922'
Ryan, J (2013) 'Cleansing NEP Russia: State Violence Against the Russian Orthodox Church in 1922'. Europe-Asia Studies, 65 :1807-1826 [DOI] [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2011)Lenin's Final Fight: Speeches and Writings, 1922-23.
Ryan, J (2011) Lenin's Final Fight: Speeches and Writings, 1922-23. Book Reviews [DOI] [Details]
(2010)Red Terror and the activities of the Cheka in 1918.
Ryan, J (2010) Red Terror and the activities of the Cheka in 1918. Book Reviews [Details]
(2012)Critical Lives.
Ryan, J (2012) Critical Lives. Book Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2011Government of Ireland/Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Irish Research Council
2007Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences Irish Research Council

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Association for Slavonic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Regular Member/
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Regular Member/