Sarah Badcock

Sarah Badcock was born in County Durham, and lived in the north-east of England until she moved 'south' to study history and roman civilisation at the University of Leeds, where she graduated with first class honours in 1995. She moved back up north to start her graduate studies at the University of
Durham's department of Russian studies, and successfully defended her doctoral thesis there at the end of 2000. She spent 2001 studying in archives around Russia, supported by a Leverhulme study abroad fellowship. She joined the University of Nottingham at the beginning of 2002, and has been there
ever since as Associate Professor in the department of History. Her research focuses on lower class experience in revolutionary Russia, comparative perspectives on penal systems and use of exile, and lived experiences of punishment.