Publications

Books

Gritsenko, D., Wijermars, M., & Kopotev, M. (Eds.). (2021). The Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies. Palgrave Macmillan.

Wijermars, M., & Lehtisaari, K. (Eds.). (2020). Freedom of Expression in Russia’s New Mediasphere. Routledge.

Wijermars, M. (2019). Memory Politics in Contemporary Russia: Television, Cinema and the State. Routledge.

Articles

Wijermars, M., & Lokot, T. (2022). Is Telegram a ‘harbinger of freedom’? The performance, practices and perception of platforms as political actors in authoritarian states. Post-Soviet Affairs.

Makhorthykh, M., Urman, A., & Wijermars, M. (2022). A story of (non)compliance, bias, and conspiracies: How Google and Yandex represented Smart Voting during the 2021 parliamentary elections in Russia. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.37016/mr-2020-94

Wijermars. M., & Makhortykh, M. (2022). Sociotechnical imaginaries of algorithmic governance in EU policy on online disinformation and FinTech. New Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448221079033

Dovbysh, O., Wijermars, M., & Makhortykh, M. (2022). How to reach Nirvana: Yandex, news personalisation, and the future of Russian journalistic media. Digital Journalism. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2021.2024080

Sivetc, L., & Wijermars, M. (2021). The vulnerabilities of trusted notifier-models in Russia: The case of Netoscope. Media and Communication. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v9i4.4237

Makhortykh, M., & Wijermars, M. (2021). Can filter bubbles protect information freedom? Discussions of algorithmic news recommenders in Eastern Europe. Digital Journalism. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2021.1970601

Wijermars, M. (2021). Selling internet control: The framing of Russia’s ban of messaging app Telegram. Information, Communication and Society, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1933562

Wijermars, M. (2021). Russia’s law ‘On news aggregators’: Control the news feed, control the news? Journalism, 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1177/1464884921990917

Ratilainen, S., Wijermars, M., & Wilmes, J. (2018). Re-framing women and technology in global digital spaces. Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, (19), 1–10.

Wijermars, M. (2018). Project ‘1917 – Free History’: Reliving the Russian Revolution in the digital age. Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, (18), 45–65.

Wijermars, M. (2016). Memory politics beyond the political domain: Historical legitimation of the power vertical in contemporary Russian television. Problems of Post-Communism, 63(2), 84–93. https://doi.org/10.1080/10758216.2015.1094719

Wijermars, M. (2015). The making of a political myth: Stability ‘po-Stolypinski’. The Ideology and Politics Journal, 5(1), 37–56.

Stähle, H., & Wijermars, M. (2014). Forget memory. Aleksei Navalnyi’s LiveJournal and the memory discourse of the protest movement (2011-2012). Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media, (12), 105–128.

Book chapters

Wijermars, M. (2021). The digitalisation of Russian politics and political participation. In D. Gritsenko, M. Wijermars, & M. Kopotev (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies (pp. 15–32). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42855-6_2

Gritsenko, D., Kopotev, M. & Wijermars, M. (2021). Digital Russia Studies: An introduction. In D. Gritsenko, M. Wijermars, & M. Kopotev (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Digital Russia Studies (pp. 1–12). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-42855-6_1

Wijermars, M., & Lehtisaari, K. (2020). Introduction: Freedom of expression in Russia’s new mediasphere. In M. Wijermars & K. Lehtisaari (Eds.), Freedom of Expression in Russia’s New Mediasphere (pp. 1–14). Routledge.

Lehtisaari, K., & M. Wijermars. 2020. Conclusion. In M. Wijermars & K. Lehtisaari (Eds.), Freedom of Expression in Russia’s New Mediasphere (pp. 266–270). Routledge.

Wijermars, M. (2019). Framing revolution: Memory and the medialisation of crisis in Loznitsa’s Maidan and The Event. In A. Drost, O. Sasunkevich, J. Schiedermair and B. Törnquist-Plewa (Eds.), Collapse of Memory – Memory of Collapse: Narrating Past, Presence and Future about Periods of Crisis (pp. 93-110). Böhlau Verlag.

Wijermars, M.  (2016). Encircling an unrepresentable past: The aesthetic of trauma in Karen Shakhnazarov’s Dreams (1993). In S. Brouwer (Ed.), Contested Interpretations of the Past in Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian Film. Screen as Battlefield (pp. 163-182). Brill Rodopi.

Special issues

Gritsenko, D., Markham, A., Pötzsch, H., & Wijermars, M. (Eds.). (2022). Algorithmic Governance in Context. New Media & Society, 24(4).

Yablokov, I., Schimpfossl, E., & Wijermars, M. (Eds.). (2021). Russian newsmaking: In the midst of self-censorship, market pressures and state control. Journalism, 22(12).

Ratilainen, S., Wijermars, M., & Wilmes, J. (Eds). (2018). Women and Tech in the Post-Socialist Context: Intelligence, Creativity, Transgression. Special issue, Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media (19).