Dr Sarah Hudspith

Dr Sarah Hudspith


I joined the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in September 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014.

I wrote my thesis on Dostoevsky and Slavophilism at the University of Sheffield and was awarded my PhD in 2000.


Research interests

As Co-Director of the Leeds Russian Centre my research is connected with the Centre's agenda of Russia(n) in the Global Context. I am interested in canon formation, especially in relation to national identities; conservatism in culture; theories of cultural globality and globalisation; narrative, especially first-person narrative and memory; gender and women's writing; 19th Century Russian literature, especially Dostoevsky and Tolstoy; contemporary Russian literature.

I am available to supervise students in any area related to my research interests, especially Dostoevsky and Tolstoy.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • PhD, University of Sheffield, 2000
  • PCHE, University of Sheffield, 1998
  • MA, Russian and Czech Studies, University of Bristol, 1996
  • BA (Hons) French and Russian, University of Exeter, 1994

Professional memberships

  • British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
  • International Dostoevsky Society

Student education

My teaching responsibilities include aspects of Russian literature and culture; translation from Russian to English at undergraduate and postgraduate level, and aspects of World Literature for the BA English and Comparative Literature.

Research groups and institutes

  • Russian
  • Cultural studies
  • Leeds Russian Centre
  • Centre for World Literatures

Current postgraduate research students

<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/research-opportunities">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>