Richard Mole

27 March 2014

Richard Mole

Dr Richard Mole is Senior Lecturer in Political Sociology at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, both in International Relations, and a BA in Russian and German from Heriot-Watt University.

His research focuses the relationship between identity and power, with particular reference to nationalism, inter-state and inter-cultural relations, gender and sexuality, and migration and social citizenship. He has a strong interest in discourse - particularly, post-structuralist discourse theory - and in socio-linguistics and social psychology. He has a broad interest in Central and Eastern Europe but works primarily on the Baltic States and Russia and increasingly on Germany, Poland and Brazil.