Tetyana Lokot

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Tanya (Tetyana) Lokot is Associate Professor in Digital Media and Society at the School of Communications. She researches threats to digital rights, networked authoritarianism, internet freedom, and internet governance in Eastern Europe. She is the author of Beyond the Protest Square: Digital Media and Augmented Dissent (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), an in-depth study of protest and digital media in Ukraine and Russia. She is currently PI (Project Coordinator) on the MEDIATIZED EU project (H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020 GA no: 101004534).

Tanya's research has been published in Information, Communication & Society; Social Media + Society; Digital Journalism; Surveillance & Society, Misinformation Review and Irish Studies in International Affairs. She has contributed to Freedom House's Freedom on the Net report, and currently contributes research to the Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index. She has presented her research at multiple international conferences and her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Washington Post and The Moscow Times, among others. She is on the Board of Directors for the Theorizing the Web conference. Among other things, she chairs the ECREA Media, Cities and Space Section and is on the Editorial Board of the Mediapolis Journal.

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. Previously, she was Assistant Professor and Head of New Media Sequence at Mohyla School of Journalism (NaUKMA, Kyiv, Ukraine). Tanya received her PhD from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Current research projects and initiatives:

The Politics of Internet Freedom Rankings: In collaboration with Dr. Mariëlle Wijermars (Maastricht University), I am currently conducting a study on the politics of Internet freedom rankings.

MEDIATIZED EU: Mediatised Discourses on Europeanisation and Their Representations in Public Perceptions (H2020-SC6-TRANSFORMATIONS-2020 GA no: 101004534) is a European Research and Innovation Action project that studies how the diverse media discourses across Europe are constructed to either foster or hamper the European project and how they resonate among the public, by focusing on the elite-media-public triangle. Kicking off in 2021, the four-year MEDIATIZED EU project will conduct comparative research across seven European countries to reveal the impact of mediatised discourses on Europeanisation.

Interdisciplinary Digital Research Group: This a new initiative within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at DCU. The purpose of the initiative is to develop a collaborative space for inquiry and applied research that is dedicated to openness in terms of disciplinary perspective, theory, and methodology, and that is committed to critical and grounded approaches to understanding the human world of the present, past, and future.

REDEHOPE: Reliable Data for Evidence-Based Housing Policies: This collaborative project seeks to better understand how geographically varied ‘data cultures’ (i.e. variegated representations, values, norms, epistemologies, practices, infrastructures, standards, power structures, etc, through which data is produced and used) inform the monitoring of progress towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly as they relate to the provision of affordable housing.

Book

Year Publication
2021 Lokot, Tetyana (2021) Beyond the Protest Square: Digital Media and Augmented Dissent. London; New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Link

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2021 Lokot, Tetyana (2021) 'The Future of Visibility: Imagining Possibilities for Networked Civic Discontent' In: Horizon Scanning: The Role of Information Technologies in the Future of Civil Society. Moscow, Russia : Cogito-Centre. Link
2021 Porshnev, Alexander, Alex Miltsov, Tetyana Lokot, and Olessia Koltsova (2021) 'Effects of Conspiracy Thinking Style, Framing and Political Interest on Accuracy of Fake News Recognition by Social Media Users: Evidence from Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine' In: Social Computing and Social Media: Experience Design and Social Network Analysis. HCII 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12774. Cham : Springer International Publishing. Link
2019 Lokot, Tetyana (2019) 'Mediated Urban Protest: Practicing Dissent in Hybrid City Spaces' In: The Routledge Companion to Urban Media and Communication. London : Routledge. Link
2019 Lokot, Tetyana (2019) 'Affective Resistance Against Online Misogyny and Homophobia on the RuNet' In: Gender Hate Online. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan. Link

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2020 Lokot, Tetyana (2020) 'Articulating Networked Citizenship on the Russian Internet: A Case for Competing Affordances'. Social Media + Society, 6 (4). Link
2020 Lokot, Tetyana (2020) 'Data Subjects vs. People’s Data: Competing Discourses of Privacy and Power in Modern Russia'. Media and Communication, 8 (2):314-322. Link
2020 Freelon, Deen; Lokot, Tetyana (2020) 'Russian Twitter disinformation campaigns reach across the American political spectrum'. HKS Misinformation Review, . Link
2019 Lokot, Tetyana (2019) 'Urban Media Studies| The Augmented City in Protest: The Urban Media Studies Perspective'. International Journal of Communication, 13 :5333-5350. Link
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) 'Urban Murals and the Post-Protest Imagery of Networked Publics: The Remediated Aftermath of Ukraine’s Euromaidan on Instagram'. WiderScreen, (1-2/2018). Link
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) 'Be Safe or Be Seen? How Russian Activists Negotiate Visibility and Security in Online Resistance Practices'. Surveillance & Society, 16 (3):332-346. Link
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) '#IAmNotAfraidToSayIt: stories of sexual violence as everyday political speech on Facebook'. INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY, 21 (6):802-817. Link
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) 'Public Networked Discourses in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict: ‘Patriotic Hackers’ and Digital Populism'. IRISH STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (PRINT), 28 :99-116. Link
2015 Lokot, Tetyana; Diakopoulos, Nicholas (2015) 'News Bots: Automating news and information dissemination on Twitter'. DIGITAL JOURNALISM, 4 (6):682-699. Link

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 Lokot, Tetyana; Dias, Marcos (2021) 'The Mediapolis Q&A: Marcos Dias’ The Machinic City' 6 (3) . Link
2020 Lokot, Tetyana (2020) 'The Landscape as a Monument: Time, Space and Memory in the Geographies of Eastern Ukraine' 5 (4) . Link
2015 Lokot, T., Prado, A., Xu, B., and Steiner, L. (2015) 'News Magazine Coverage of the Petraeus/Broadwell Affair: The Disjunction between Power and Agency' 43 (2) :6-21.

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2021 Porshnev, Alexander; Miltsov, Alexandre; Lokot, Tetyana; Koltsova, Olessia (2021) HCI International 2021 (Conference Proceedings, LNCS) Effects of conspiracy thinking style, framing and political interest on accuracy of fake news recognition by social media users: evidence from Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine Washington, DC (virtual conference), 24/07/2021- 29/07/2021 Link
2021 Kirill Bryanov, Sergei Koltcov, Olessia Koltsova, Tetyana Lokot, Alex Miltsov, Alexander Porshnev, Yadviga Sinyavskaya, Maxim Terpilovskiy, Victoria Vzyatysheva (2021) IAMCR 2021 What Drives Perceptions of Foreign News Coverage Credibility? A Cross-National Experiment Nairobi (online), Link
2020 Wijermars, Mariëlle; Lokot, Tetyana (2020) Association of Internet Researchers THE POLITICS OF INTERNET FREEDOM RANKINGS: A CALL FOR A COMPARATIVE FRAMEWORK FOR ASSESSING INTERNET FREEDOM
2020 Lokot, Tetyana; Boichak, Olga (2020) Association of Internet Researchers EXPLORING NETWORKED IDENTITY AND TRANSNATIONAL MOBILIZATION IN UKRAINE’S EUROMAIDAN PROTEST
2016 Karamshuk, D., Lokot, T., Pryymak, O., Sastry, N. (2016) 8th International Conference on Social Informatics Identifying Partisan Slant in News Articles and Twitter during Political Crises Link

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2021 Lokot, Tetyana;Wijermars, Mariëlle (2021) Governing through crisis. Conflict, crises and the politics of cyberspace An ideal in crisis: Critiquing the global politics of internet freedom rankings The Hague (hybrid conference), 09/11/2021-11/11/2021.
2020 Lokot, Tetyana (2020) Net September 2020: Annual Conference on Innovations in Social Technology Presentation of Horison Scanning edited book Online, 03/09/2020-04/09/2020.
2020 Lokot, Tetyana (2020) OPEN COMMUNICATION 70th Annual ICA Conference Hacking for Resistance: Frames and Narratives of Hacking in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict Gold Coast, Australia (Virtual Conference), 20/05/2020-26/05/2020.
2019 Lokot, Tetyana (2019) 2019 Aleksanteri Conference “Technology, Culture, and Society in the Eurasian Space” Remaking Networked Citizenship: Visibility, Ephemerality and Agency on the Russian Internet Helsinki, Finland, 23/10/2019-25/10/2019.
2019 Lokot, Tetyana (2019) AoIR Flashpoint Symposium “Below the Radar: Private Groups, Locked Platforms and Ephemeral Contents” Affordances of Social Media for Networked Citizenship: Visibility, Ephemerality and Agency on The Russian Internet Urbino, Italy, 24/06/2019-24/06/2019.
2019 Lokot, Tetyana (2019) 2019 IARCEES Conference, “State and Non-state Actors in Eastern and Central Europe: Past, Present and Future” An annual conference of the Irish Association of Russian, Central and East European Studies Dublin, Ireland, 09/05/2019-11/05/2019.
2019 Lokot, Tetyana (2019) Real and Fake News: How New Technology is Changing Journalism Ukraine Elections 2019: Political Campaigning, Journalism and Social Media London, UK, 13/09/2019-14/09/2019.
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) Association of Slavonic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies Seeing and Being Seen: Exploring the Affordances of Social Media for Visibility and Witnessing in the Euromaidan Protest Boston, USA, 06/12/2018-09/12/2018.
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) ECREA 2018 Conference The Politics of Ruin Porn: Mediating Urban Decay on the Russian-Speaking Internet Lugano, Switzerland, 31/10/2018-04/11/2018.
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) Spaces of War, War of Spaces (Media, War and Conflict Journal 10th Anniversary Conference) Public networked discourses in the Ukraine-Russia conflict: The case of the ‘patriotic hackers’ Florence, Italy, 22/05/2018-23/05/2018.
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) Theorising the Web A conference for academic and non-academic internet theorists, media researchers and sociologists New York, USA, 27/04/2018-28/04/2018.
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) 2018 Annual Conference Be Safe or Be Seen? How Russian Activists Negotiate Visibility and Security in Online Resistance Practices Cambridge, UK, 13/04/2018-15/04/2018.
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) Association of Internet Researchers 2017 'Networked Publics' Peer-reviewed panel paper #IAmNotAfraidToSayIt: Stories of Sexual Violence as Everyday Political Speech on Facebook Tartu, Estonia, 18/10/2017-21/10/2017.
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) Program Committee Member Montreal, Canada, .
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) re:publica Dublin / re:publica Thessaloniki Stories of Protest: Identity and Networks Across Europe and Beyond Dublin, Ireland / Thessaloniki, Greece, 07/09/2017-13/09/2017.
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) Terrorism and Social Media International Conference Paper Extremist Hacking in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Digital Extremism and Self-Presentation of 'Patriotic Hackers' on Twitter Swansea, Wales, UK, 27/06/2017-29/06/2017.
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) Surveillance in Post-Communist Societies Workshop Paper Be Safe or Be Seen? How Russian Activists Negotiate Visibility and Security in Online Resistance Practices Stockholm, Sweden, 14/06/2017-15/06/2017.
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) Retreat from Globalisation? Brexit, Trump and the New Populism - Royal Irish Academy Standing Committee for International Affairs Public Networked Discourses in the Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Digital Populism and Self-Presentation of “Patriotic Hackers” on Twitter Dublin, Ireland, 31/05/2017-31/05/2017.
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) Revisiting Research on Russian Media Paper The Battle for Delegitimization: Mimicry and Appropriation of Fact-Checking and News Verification Practices in the Russian Media Sphere George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA, 28/04/2017-29/04/2017.
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) 4th International Conference Visuality 2017: Tourism vs Urban Heritage in a Creative City Paper “Urban murals as protest tourism attractions: mediated public art in post-Euromaidan Kyiv” presented as part of invited chaired panel with ECREA TWG Media & the City Vilnius, Lithuania, 21/04/2017-22/04/2017.
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) Theorising the Web A conference for academic and non-academic internet theorists, media researchers and sociologists New York, USA, 07/04/2017-08/04/2017.
2016 Bezverkha, A.; Lokot, T. (2016) 2016 Critical Studies Research Group Conference on Resistance #Krymnash (#CrimeaIsOurs): The Discursive (De)Legitimation of the Annexation of Crimea Brighton, UK, .
2016 Lokot, Tetyana (2016) re:publica Dublin How Protesters Use Social Media to Reimagine Witnessing and Co-Presence Dublin, Ireland, 20/10/2016-20/10/2016.
2016 Lokot, Tetyana (2016) International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) Program Committee Member Cologne, Germany, .
2016 Lokot, Tetyana (2016) International Communication Association Between the Everyday and the Extraordinary: Perceived Affordances of ICTs for Communicating Dissent Fukuoka, Japan, .
2016 Lokot, Tetyana (2016) International Association for Media and Communications Research Mediated Memories of Firestorms: Perceived Affordances of ICTs for Co-Presence and Witnessing During Protest Events University of Leicester, UK, .
2016 Lokot, Tetyana (2016) Theorising the Web A conference for academic and non-academic internet theorists, media researchers and sociologists New York, USA, .
2016 Lokot, Tetyana (2016) International Conference on Social Media & Society 2016 Politics of Identity, Co-Presence and Distance: How Ukrainians in the US Participated in the Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, .
2016 Lokot, Tetyana (2016) ECREA 2016 Conference Methodological challenges in the study of augmented urban protest Prague, Czech Republic, .
2016 Lokot, Tetyana (2016) Internet Policy in Eastern Partnership Workshop The Role of Civil Society in Promoting the Internet Freedom Agenda in Ukrainian Internet Governance Discourse Center for Internet and Human Rights, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, .
2016 Karamshuk, D., Lokot, T., Pryymak, O., Sastry, N. (2016) The 2nd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science Identifying Partisanship in News Articles and Twitter using Natural Language Processing Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, .
2015 Lokot, Tetyana (2015) Platform Ukraine Distant Witness: How Ukrainian Americans Participate in Politics Around Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine UCL-SSEES, London, UK, .
2015 Lokot, Tetyana (2015) ECREA Media & the City 2015 Conference: URBAN MEDIA STUDIES: CONCERNS, INTERSECTIONS AND CHALLENGES The Affordances of ICTs for Mobilizing and Managing Volunteer Efforts During an Urban Protest: The Case of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Zagreb, Croatia, .
2015 Lokot, Tetyana (2015) Theorising the Web A conference for academic and non-academic internet theorists, media researchers and sociologists New York, USA, .
2015 Lokot, Tetyana (2015) International Communication Association Politics of Identity, Co-Presence and Distance: How Ukrainians in the US Participated in the Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine San Juan, Puerto Rico, .
2015 Lokot, Tetyana (2015) Global Cultures of Contestation International Conference Politics of Identity, Co-Presence and Distance: How Ukrainians in the US Participated in the Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, .
2015 Karamshuk, D., Lokot, T., Pryymak, O., Sastry, N. (2015) 2015 Social Media, Activism, and Organisations Symposium Frames and Buzzwords: Dynamics of Information Flows on Social Media During Mass Protests Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, .
2015 Lokot, Tetyana (2015) 2015 Social Media, Activism, and Organisations Symposium The Affordances of ICTs for Mobilizing and Managing Volunteer Efforts During a Protest: The Case of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Goldsmiths, University of London, UK, .
2014 Lokot, Tetyana (2014) Theorising the Web A conference for academic and non-academic internet theorists, media researchers and sociologists New York, USA, .
2014 Lokot, T., Prado, A., Xu, B. (2014) Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication News Magazines’ Coverage of the David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell Affair: Textual Analysis of Differences in Portrayals and Descriptions Montreal, Canada, .
2013 Oates, Sarah; Lokot, Tetyana (2013) International Association for Media and Communications Research Twilight of the Gods?: How Internet users challenged Russian news frames in the winter protests of 2011-12 Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, .
2013 Lokot, Tetyana (2013) Theorising the Web A conference for academic and non-academic internet theorists, media researchers and sociologists New York, USA, .
2013 Lokot, Tetyana (2013) National Communication Association Mapping the Elections: Use of Crowdmapping by Ukrainian Civic Activists During 2012 Parliamentary Elections Washington, DC, USA, .
2013 Oates, Sarah; Lokot, Tetyana (2013) American Sociological Association Media Sociology Pre-Conference Their Own Worst Critics?: How U.S. Journalists Talk About Their Own Profession New York, USA, .
2011 Lokot, Tetyana (2011) CRCEES IV Annual Research Forum Charting Political Activism Online in Russia: Methodological Puzzles and Possible Solutions Glasgow University, Scotland, UK, .

Published Report

Year Publication
2020 Ranking Digital Rights (multiple authors, including Lokot, Tetyana) (2020) 2020 Corporate Accountability Index. Ranking Digital Rights, New America Foundation, . Link
2019 Matteo Tarantino; Tetyana Lokot; Susan Moore; Scott Rodgers; Simone Tosoni; Alexandre Babak Hedjazi (2019) Urban Data Cultures in Post-Socialist Countries: Challenges for Evidence-Based Policy towards Housing Sustainability. University of Geneva, . Link
2019 Ranking Digital Rights (multiple authors, including Lokot, Tetyana) (2019) 2019 Corporate Accountability Index. Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation, . Link
2018 Ranking Digital Rights (multiple authors, including Lokot, Tetyana) (2018) 2018 Corporate Accountability Index. Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation, . Link
2017 Ranking Digital Rights (multiple authors, including Lokot, Tetyana) (2017) 2017 Corporate Accountability Index. Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation, . Link
2015 Ranking Digital Rights (multiple authors, including Lokot, Tetyana) (2015) 2015 Corporate Accountability Index. Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation, . Link

Editorial

Year Publication
2021 Lokot, Tetyana;Wijermars, Mariëlle (2021) Russia’s Social Media Self-Censorship Law is Misguided – and the West Must Avoid Making the Same Mistake. ED Link
2021 Lokot, Tetyana;Wijermars, Mariëlle (2021) The Kremlin forced U.S. tech firms to shut down an app some Russian voters hoped to use. Now what?. ED Link
2019 Lokot, Tetyana (2019) Opinion: Ukraine elected a comedian and an actual rock star this year. So now what?. ED Link

Online Article

Year Publication
2020 Herasimenka, A., Lokot, T., Onuch, O., Wijermars, M. (2020) There’s more to Belarus’s ‘Telegram Revolution’ than a cellphone app. Washington, DC, USA: ELEA Link
2019 Lokot, Tetyana; Lipman, Maria (2019) Disconnecting the Russian Internet: Implications of the New “Digital Sovereignty” Bill. Washington, DC, USA: ELEA Link
2019 Ging, Debbie; Lokot, Tetyana (2019) Does social media love hate?. Dublin, Ireland: ELEA Link
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) Russia's problem with social media memes. Dublin, Ireland: ELEA Link
2018 Lokot, Tetyana (2018) Telegram: What’s In an App?. Washington, DC, USA: ELEA Link
2017 Lokot, Tetyana (2017) Visible Protests in the Hybrid Media Era: Social Media, Live Streaming and Witnessing. ELEA Link
2013 Lokot, Tetyana (2013) Dilutions of Grandeur: Meme Longevity and Political Disillusionment. ELEA Link
2013 Lokot, Tetyana (2013) Dead or Not Dead? Technology, Media and Death. ELEA Link

Electronic Source

Year Publication
2015 Lokot, Tetyana (2015) Mapping the 2012 Election: Use of Crowdmapping in Ukraine. ELES Link
2015 Lokot, Tetyana (2015) Galas: Mobilizing & Managing Volunteer Humanitarian Efforts Online During Euromaidan Protests In Ukraine. ELES Link
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Professional Associations

Association Function From / To
European Communication Research and Education Association Chair, Media, Cities and Space Section 01/08/2019 -
European Communication Research and Education Association Chair, Media and the City Temporary Working Group 01/11/2018 - 31/07/2019
European Communication Research and Education Association Vice-Chair, Media and the City Temporary Working Group 10/11/2016 - 31/10/2018
Association of Internet Researchers Member 27/02/2017 -

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Editorial Board, Mediapolis Journal Mediapolis: A Journal of Cities and Culture is an interdisciplinary, open-access, online journal. 18/06/2020 -
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences External Engagement Committee 01/11/2019 -
Engagement Support Council 01/11/2019 -
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Research Committee 01/01/2018 - 31/12/2019

Education

Start date Institution Qualification Subject
University of Maryland Doctor of Philosophy

Languages

Language Reading Writing Speaking
Russian Fluent Fluent Fluent
French Fluent Functional Functional
Ukrainian Fluent Fluent Fluent

Reviews

Journal Role
Media, War and Conflict Reviewer
International Journal of Communication Reviewer
Social Media + Society Reviewer
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism Reviewer
International Communication Gazette Reviewer
Media and Communication Reviewer
Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics Reviewer
HKS Misinformation Review Reviewer
INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY Reviewer
New Media and Society Reviewer

Outreach Activities

Year Engagement Type Organisation Description
Advisory Work Theorizing the Web, Inc. Director, Board of Directors (non-profit)
Advisory Work GlasDrum Chair (since May 2021), Committee member,

Media

Title Year Type Authors
New Books Network: Beyond the Protest Square: Digital Media and Augmented Dissent 2021 Podcast Seegel, Steven; Lokot, Tetyana
PONARS Eurasia Podcast - Internet Resources: Civic Communication and State Surveillance 2021 Podcast Lipman, Maria; Lokot, Tetyana; Soldatov, Andrei
‘RuNet Sovereignty’: How Russia is trying to isolate its Internet segment from the rest of the world, maybe 2020 Podcast Rothrock, Kevin
Russian Web Activists Joust with Kremlin to Keep Internet Free 2019 Newspaper article (Print) Kantchev, Georgi
How Russia Is Strong-Arming Apple 2019 Newspaper article (online) Amy Mackinnon
RUSSIA PREPARES FOR CYBERWAR BY CUTTING ALL DOMESTIC INTERNET FROM THE WORLD WIDE WEB 2019 Newspaper article (online) Cristina Maza
BBC Newshour - Russian internet sovereignty 2019 Radio Interviews BBC Newshour
Q&A: Hurdles Ahead As Russia Surges On With 'Sovereign Internet' Plan 2019 Newspaper article (online) Alan Crosby
BBC Radio 4 Today - Russian internet sovereignty 2019 Radio Interviews BBC Radio 4
BBC Newshour - Russian fake news & gov-t disrespect laws 2019 Radio Interviews BBC Newshour
RTE Drivetime - social media and online hate speech 2019 Radio Interviews RTÉ Drivetime
‘We can no longer just dismiss online protest as some sort of slacktivism’ 2019 Newspaper article (online) Colm Gorey
RTÉ This Week - spectacular protests and policy change 2019 Radio Interviews RTÉ This Week
What’s Happened Since Russia Banned Telegram 2018 Newspaper article (online) Aaron Mak
Archive on 4: Long Road to Change 2017 Documentary BBC Radio 4

Research Interests

Digital rights, internet freedom, internet governance, digital citizenship, networked authoritarianism, protest and digital media, social media platforms and social/political change, information manipulation and propaganda, urban media studies.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date
Mediatized Discourses on Europeanization and their Representations in Public Perceptions DCU PI 01/12/2020 30/11/2024
A look behind the screens: the evolving agency of the user in Irish internet policy making (Christopher Tyler West) DCU PI 01/10/2020 30/09/2023
Changing the shape of the environmental movement: Biodiversity Advocacy on Twitter in Ireland (Orla ni Dhuill) DCU PI 01/09/2019 31/08/2021
HERA Public Spaces: Culture and Integration in Europe DCU PI 08/03/2018 07/03/2019

Current Postgraduate Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
Donohoe ,Mick PhD-track Supervisor

Modules Coordinated

Term Title Subject
2022 Dissertation / Major Project (by practice) CM5006
2022 Understanding Social Media CM5002
2022 Social Media:Structure, Practices&Application CM5003