UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)



SSEES hosts a number of interdisciplinary research centres, groups and funded projects which aim to help us expand our understanding of the region.

Our mission is to create in-depth knowledge of Russia and Eastern Europe in regional, comparative, transnational, and global contexts, and to promote and disseminate an understanding of our region to the wider world; developing multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and multi-method approaches to knowledge creation and to teaching; and to enhance the development of area studies at UCL and among the wider academic community. 

Lesbians and much more

Research Centres and Seminar Series

SSEES hosts a large number of Seminar Series and Research Centres, with an aim to disseminate research through a range of events and activity. 


Funded Research Projects

Current and previous Funded Research Projects at UCL SSEES

Flagship Journals


The research of UCL SSEES scholars is published in books and peer-reviewed journals. SSEES is also extremely active as a publisher.

SSEES Taviton Street

SSEES Research Blog

The SSEES Research blog provides accessible, high-quality analysis and discussion of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe and Russia, drawing on the research of UCL SSEES academics. 

Poland Map

Polish Migration

A collection of resources, profiles and publications for anyone interested in contemporary Polish migration.

Berat, Albania

Alexander Nash Albanian Studies Programme

A two-year Fellowship with a research focus on Albania and Albanians.  

Andrew Mellon Foundation

UCL Mellon Programme

The UCL Mellon Programme is a collaboration between UCL and the Andrew W Mellon Foundation of New York