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Dr Maria Brock

Associate Research Fellow
BA (Hons) Russian Studies (Bristol), MSc Social and Cultural Psychology (LSE), PhD Psychosocial Studies (Birkbeck).


Research interests

  • Psychosocial studies, psychoanaylsis, critical psychology, post-socialist studies, cultural studies, nostalgia and memory.

Selected publications

  • Riso Enlatado, Crença Diferida - Ironia e Cinismo na Rússia e no Ocidente’/’Canned Laughter, Deferred Belief – Irony and Cynicism in Russia and the West’ (in press, 2015). Imprópria n.5, UNIPOP.
  • ‘What’s the Difference Between a Melancholic Apartheid Moustache and a Nostalgic GDR Telephone?’ (2012, with Ross Truscott). Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 18: 3, 318–328.
  • ‘Holding on to the Lost Object: Ostalgie and the Material Remains of the Past’ (book chapter, in press, 2015), Remains of the Social (edited by R.Truscott, M. van Bever Donker and G. Minkley), Johannesburg: Wits University Press.