Natalia Skradol (University of Sheffield, UK)

PhD. Research Associate at the Department of Russian & Slavonic Studies at the University of Sheffield (UK). Research interests include a cultural-historical analysis of the rhetoric of totalitarian regimes (in particular Stalinism and National Socialism) and exceptional phenomena in culture and language. Publications in NLO, Utopian Studies, Slavic Review, Slavonic and East European Review, German Studies Review, Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions and other academic periodicals. Monograph with the provisional title Extra-Ordinary: The New Man in the Old Times is under review with an academic publisher. A co-authored monograph on Stalinist humour and laughter is in preparation.