Academic Articles

Jonathan Waterlow received his PhD (DPhil) from the University of Oxford in 2012. He went on to hold a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at St Antony’s College, Oxford, and was a Research Associate at the University of Bristol from 2016-18. He’s also been a Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto, and studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, St Andrews, and the Herzen State Pedagogical University in St Petersburg, Russia. He’s a founder at Voices in the Dark (, where he writes and podcasts.

Humour Forum


I was invited to take part in a roundtable discussion on humour and history, hosted by the major journal, German History. I provided a different angle on the discussion by bringing my research on humour under Stalin into the mix.

Originally published in German History, 33.4 (2015), and can be accessed here.

Jamie Johnstone