Leverhulme Trust Early Career Research Fellow
University of Cambridge, UK
Olga is a cultural and historical geographer interested in the politics and governance of the living and material world of urban environments. Her work contributes to inter-related discussions in historical and cultural animal geography, historical queer studies, and the history of late imperial Russia.
She is currently undertaking postdoctoral research funded by the Leverhulme Trust and the Isaac Newton Trust under the title "Beastly St Petersburg: humans and other animals in imperial Russia" and working on her first monograph 'A city of familiar strangers: a queer history of St. Petersburg'.
Research associate and tutor in Media & Cultural Studies, University of Sussex, UK
Michael is a cultural historian with a particular interest in the place of nature in British modernity. He is currently working on a book for OUP called Listening to British Nature: Wartime, Radio and Modern Life, 1914-45. Recent publications explore the origins of public participation in scientific bird-watching and role of birdsong in BBC broadcasting during the Second World War.