Digital Vigilantism in Russia: Mediated Citizen-Led Justice in the Context of Social Change and Social Harm.
NWO grant 276-45-004.
· University of Geneva, Switzerland
Master of Advanced Studies in International and European Security 2015-2016
Thesis: “Portrayal of Syrian Refugees in the Russian and German media”
· OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic (Best MA Thesis)
Master of Arts in Politics and Security
Thesis: “Enclaves – the ‘Swiss Cheese’ of the Fergana Valley: Inherited Past or Constructed Present?”
· Whitworth University. Spokane, Washington State, USA
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
Thesis: “The role of Nonviolence in the 2005 ‘Tulip Revolution’ in Kyrgyzstan”
· St. Petersburg State University, the Russian Federation
Erasmus Plus Teaching Exchange
Guest Lecturer in the MA and BA programmes
· Sciences Po, France
Erasmus Plus Exchange
Guest Lecturer in the MA programme
·Moscow Higher School of Economics, the Russian Federation
Visiting Research Fellow
· OSCE Academy in Bishkek,
Guest Lecturer in the MA programme
June 2018; May 2019
Teaching award “Media and Communication 2020”, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
European Union-Central Asia Monitoring (EUCAM) Advisory Board member
Research School for Media Studies (RMeS) PhD Council member and Co-Chair
British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) member
Surveillance Studies Network (SSN) member
Surveillance in The Global South Network member
Selected academic activities and conferences
RightsCon Online Panel moderator: Digital Fights for Digital Rights? Investigating Privacy in the Global South. 27-31 July 2020.
OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Interactive Workshop on Digital Tools and Challenges Amid the Global Pandemic. Online Workshop. 24 July 2020.
The Institute for War and Peace Reporting. Cabar.Asia Media School. Presentation title: “Digital Media and Security in Central Asia”. Online Workshop. 3 June 2020.
Second Lisbon Winter School on Media and Uncertainty. Lisbon, Portugal. 7-11 January 2020.
Internet Governance Forum. Berlin, Germany. 25-29 November 2019.
ECREA Conference Digital Fortress Europe. Presentation title: “Russophone Social Media Groups in the Netherlands: At Home Among the Strangers?” Brussels, Belgium. 30-31 October 2019.
Aleksanteri Institute. Presentation title: Media control as a source of political power in Central and Eastern Europe. Academic Workshop. Presenter. Helsinki, Finland. 2-3 September 2019.
The University of Tokyo. Presentation title: Vigilant Practices in the Digitally-Mediated Public: A Global Perspective. Academic Workshop. Tokyo, Japan. 2 July 2019.
The 17th Chinese Internet Research Conference: Digital Cultures: Chinese Internet and Beyond. Presenter. Singapore. 28 June 2019.
St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Comparative Media Studies in Today’s World 7th International Conference. 16-18 April 2019.
Surveillance Studies Network (SSN). Presentation title: “Unsanctioned Hooligans or Endorsed Peoples’ Activists? Discourses on Digital Vigilantes in the Russian Media.” Aarhus, Denmark. 7-9 June 2018
Cambridge University. British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) Conference. Presentation title: “Citizen-led Justice in Russia: From Comrades’ Courts to Dotcomrade Vigilantism”. Cambridge, United Kingdom. 13-15 April 2018
Georgetown University's Seventh Annual International Conference on Cyber Engagement. Invited Expert. News, Alternative Facts, and Propaganda. Presentation title: The Role of Cyber in Influence Operations. Washington DC, USA. 24 April 2017.
OSCE Academy in Bishkek and Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, “Post-Communism 25+: Reflections on Social, Economic and Political Transitions”. Presentation title: “German and Russian Media Response to Syrian Refugee Inflow into Germany: Unmanageable Crisis or Managed Opportunity?” Kyrgyz Republic. 5-8 October 2016.