Key Research Interests

Charles Beacroft began his AHRC funded doctoral research at UEA in 2015, after having also completed his undergraduate and taught postgraduate studies at UEA. His thesis title, ‘Educating the Uneducable: The Education of Soviet Deafblind Children in the Soviet Union, 1926 – 1960’, examines the educational work of Professor Ivan Sokolyansky at the Kharkov School for the Deafblind. My own wider research interests include modern Russian and Soviet history, with an emphasis on the social and educational histories of marginalized groups, specifically those with disabilities in the early Soviet period. His thesis supervisors are Professor Peter Waldron and Dr. Matthias Neumann.

Published Work:

C. Beacroft, ‘Olga Kucherenko, Soviet Street Children and the Second World War: Welfare and Social Control under Stalin’, Review, European History Quarterly, Volume 47, Issue 2 (2017), pp. 359 – 361

C. Beacroft, ‘Cathy A. Frierson, Silence Was Salvation: Child Survivors of Stalin’s Terrors and World War II in the Soviet Union’, Review, European History Quarterly, Volume 47, Issue 1 (2017), pp. 130 – 131