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Dr Tanya Lokot

School of Communications

Name: Dr Tanya Lokot
Department: School of Communications
Role: Academic Staff
Phone Number: 01 700 8595
Email Address:
Room: GLA. C160
Campus: DCU Glasnevin Campus

Biographical Details

Tanya (Tetyana) Lokot is an Assistant Professor at the School of Communications. Her research and writing focus on the interplay between technology, digital media, and civic actors in the context of augmented protest. She also writes about internet freedom and internet governance in Ukraine and Russia, as well as information manipulation and media propaganda in crisis situations. She is under contract with Rowman Littlefield International to write a monograph on protest and digital media in Eastern Europe.

Tanya received her PhD from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Her dissertation research about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine and augmented dissent focused on how protesters in a post-Soviet country understand and harness the affordances and limitations of digital technology to augment their tactics and protest outcomes. She has presented her research at multiple international conferences and her non-academic writing has appeared in The Guardian and The Moscow Times, among others. She has also served on the conference committee for the Theorizing the Web conference since 2013. 

Tanya has worked as a journalist, non-profit consultant, and media trainer in Ukraine, Belarus, and Georgia, and speaks fluent English, Russian, and Ukrainian. From 2014 to 2016 she was contributing editor for the RuNet Echo project at Global Voices. She received an M.A. in journalism from National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine (2004) and a B.A. in management from International Christian University (2002). From 2004 to 2012 she was Assistant Professor and Head of New Media Sequence at Mohyla School of Journalism (NaUKMA, Kyiv, Ukraine).   

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