CORE Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies – on research leave from Maastricht University 2022/23
I am fascinated by how information circulates in societies and seek to understand how (authoritarian) governments try to shape and control the dissemination of information. In connection to this, I am interested in how the boundaries of freedom of expression, media and internet freedom are continuously negotiated and legitimated. The topics I study are complex. Therefore, my research agenda is interdisciplinary and draws upon, among others, Media Studies, Political Communication, International Relations and Critical Internet Studies.
- Member of the Expert Pool on Cyber and Expert Pool on Russia of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE)
- Editor of open access journal Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (digitalicons.org)
CORE Fellow, Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (2022-2023)
Postdoctoral Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
(2017 – 2018)
Project researcher. Russian Media Lab: Freedom of Speech and Critical Journalism in Russia.
Lecturer in East European Studies, University of Amsterdam
(2016 – 2017)
PhD assistantship, University of Groningen
(2012 – 2016)
PhD thesis: Memory politics in contemporary Russia: Television, cinema and the state.