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.
|2021||Lokot, Tetyana (2021) Beyond the Protest Square: Digital Media and Augmented Dissent. London; New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. [Link] https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781786605962/Beyond-the-Protest-Square-Digital-Media-and-Augmented-Dissent|
|2022||Scott Gehlbach;Tetyana Lokot;Anton Shirikov (2022) 'The Russian media' In: Russian Politics Today: Stability and Fragility. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. [Link]|
|2022||Tetyana Lokot (2022) 'Social Media and Protest: Contextualising the Affordances of Networked Publics' In: Constitutionalising Social Media. Oxford, UK : Hart Publishing / Bloomsbury Publishing. [Link] http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509953738|
|2022||O'Brien, Sharon;Cadwell, Patrick;Lokot, Tetyana (2022) 'Parallel Pandemic Spaces. Translation, trust and social media' In: Translation and Social Media Communication in the Age of the Pandemic. New York : Routledge. [Link] https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003183907|
|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] [DOI]|
|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] https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77626-8_23|
|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] https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96226-9_11|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2022||WIjermars, Mariëlle;Lokot, Tetyana (2022) 'Is Telegram a “harbinger of freedom”? The performance, practices, and perception of platforms as political actors in authoritarian states'. Post-Soviet Affairs, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1080/1060586X.2022.2030645|
|2022||Lokot, T.;Boichak, O. (2022) 'Translating Protest: Networked Diasporas and Transnational Mobilisation in Ukraine’s Euromaidan Protests'. Partecipazione e Conflitto, 15 (1):203-222. [Link] [DOI]|
|2021||Lokot, Tetyana (2021) 'Ukraine is Europe? Complicating the concept of the ‘European’ in the wake of an urban protest'. Communication and Critical/ Cultural Studies, 18 (4):439-446. [Link] [DOI]|
|2020||Lokot, Tetyana (2020) 'Articulating Networked Citizenship on the Russian Internet: A Case for Competing Affordances'. Social Media + Society, 6 (4). [Link] https://doi.org/10.1177/2056305120984459|
|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] http://dx.doi.org/10.17645/mac.v8i2.2883|
|2020||Freelon, Deen; Lokot, Tetyana (2020) 'Russian Twitter disinformation campaigns reach across the American political spectrum'. HKS Misinformation Review, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.37016/mr-2020-003|
|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] https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/7975|
|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] https://doi.org/10.24908/ss.v16i3.6967|
|2018||Lokot, Tetyana (2018) '#IAmNotAfraidToSayIt: stories of sexual violence as everyday political speech on Facebook'. INFORMATION, COMMUNICATION & SOCIETY, 21 (6):802-817. [Link] http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369118X.2018.1430161|
|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] http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3318/isia.2017.28.9|
|2015||Lokot, Tetyana; Diakopoulos, Nicholas (2015) 'News Bots: Automating news and information dissemination on Twitter'. DIGITAL JOURNALISM, 4 (6):682-699. [Link]|
|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.|
|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] https://link.springer.com/conference/hci|
|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 https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11362|
|2020||Lokot, Tetyana; Boichak, Olga (2020) Association of Internet Researchers EXPLORING NETWORKED IDENTITY AND TRANSNATIONAL MOBILIZATION IN UKRAINE’S EUROMAIDAN PROTEST https://doi.org/10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11263|
|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] https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-47880-7_16|
|2022||Lokot, Tetyana (2022) Unfreedom Monitor: Russia Country Report. Advox / Global Voices, . [Link]|
|2022||multiple authors, including Lokot, Tetyana (2022) The 2022 Ranking Digital Rights Big Tech Scorecard. Ranking Digital Rights, . [Link]|
|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] [DOI]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|