Current Project

Digital Vigilantism in Russia: Mediated Citizen-Led Justice in the Context of Social Change and Social Harm.

NWO grant 276-45-004.

 

Previous education

·  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

 2012-2013

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

2006-2009

Thesis: “The role of Nonviolence in the 2005 ‘Tulip Revolution’ in Kyrgyzstan”

Research visits

· St. Petersburg State University, the Russian Federation

Erasmus Plus Teaching Exchange

Guest Lecturer in the MA and BA programmes

March 2020

 

· Sciences Po, France

Erasmus Plus Exchange

Guest Lecturer in the MA programme

April 2019

·Moscow Higher School of Economics, the Russian Federation

Visiting Research Fellow

April-May 2018

· OSCE Academy in Bishkek,

Kyrgyz Republic

Guest Lecturer in the MA programme

June 2018; May 2019

 

 

Awards

 

Teaching award “Media and Communication 2020”, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication

 

 

Memberships

 

  • 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

 

  1. RightsCon Online Panel moderator: Digital Fights for Digital Rights? Investigating Privacy in the Global South. 27-31 July 2020. https://www.rightscon.org/

  2. OSCE Academy in Bishkek. Interactive Workshop on Digital Tools and Challenges Amid the Global Pandemic. Online Workshop. 24 July 2020. https://ru.plovism.com/post/webinar-for-osce-academy-alumni-digital-tools-and-challenges-amid-the-pandemic

  3. 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. https://school.cabar.asia/ru/video/rashid-gabdulhakov-cifrovye-media-i-bezopasnost-v-centralnoj-azii/

  4. Second Lisbon Winter School on Media and Uncertainty. Lisbon, Portugal. 7-11 January 2020. https://www.lisbonwinterschool.com/

  5. Internet Governance Forum. Berlin, Germany. 25-29 November 2019. https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019

  6. 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. https://ecrea.eu/event-3235026

  7. 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.

  8. The University of Tokyo. Presentation title: Vigilant Practices in the Digitally-Mediated Public: A Global Perspective. Academic Workshop. Tokyo, Japan. 2 July 2019. http://www.iii.u-tokyo.ac.jp/event/vigilant-practices-in-the-digitally-mediated-public-a-global-perspective

  9. The 17th Chinese Internet Research Conference: Digital Cultures: Chinese Internet and Beyond. Presenter. Singapore. 28 June 2019. https://centerforinterculturaldialogue.org/2019/01/08/cfp-digital-cultures-chinese-internet-beyond-singapore/

  10. St. Petersburg State University, Russia. Comparative Media Studies in Today’s World 7th International Conference. 16-18 April 2019. http://cmstw2019.org/

  11. 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 http://conferences.au.dk/fileadmin/user_upload/SSN2018-program-online-3_small.pdf

  12. 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 http://www.basees2018.org/

  13. 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. https://georgetown.app.box.com/s/ltwmsza9jf6bkfk48b73hz7qvh2stihf

  14. 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. http://www.osce-academy.net/en/news/full/351.html

©2020 by Rashid Faridovich Gabdulhakov