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Dr Ruth Coates

Dr Ruth Coates

Dr Ruth Coates
B.A.(Bristol), D.Phil(Oxon.)

Senior Lecturer

Office 1.51, 17 Woodland Road
17 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8190

Research summary

Ruth Coates specialises in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Russian intellectual history. Her research interests are in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russian religious thought, Russian Orthodox theology and culture and its influence on secular Russian thought, and the work of the twentieth-century philosopher and literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin. 

She is the author of Christianity in Bakhtin: God and the Exiled Author (CUP, 1998) and co-editor of The Emancipation of Russian Christianity (Edwin Mellen, 1995) and Landmarks Revisited: The Vekhi Symposium 100 Years On (Academic Studies Press, 2013).

Her most recent book, Deification in Russian Religious Thought: Between the Revolutions ...

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(BA 1986, DPhil 1994) graduated in Modern Languages (German and Russian) from the University of Bristol in 1986, and obtained a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1994. She held a Laming Junior Fellowship at Queen’s College, Oxford (1992-94), during which time she was resident in Russia. She then held temporary lectureships at the University of Manchester (1995-97) and the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London (1997-99). She joined the Russian department at Bristol in 1999 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2007.

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