Aliaksandr Herasimenka

PhD candidate, Visiting Lecturer, School of Media & Communication, University of Westminster

I am a doctoral researcher at School of Media & Communication, University of Westminster. My work lies at the interface of communication and political science focusing on the changes that social media platforms bring.

My PhD project investigated the use of social media for political change. I studied how political activists from authoritarian countries used digital technologies for organising and information distribution, overcoming state surveillance, persecution and censorship by adopting new organisational and leadership forms.


  • –present
    Doctoral Researcher, Political Communication, University of Westminster


  • 2019 
    University of Westminster , PhD
  • 2015 
    Aarhus University, MA, European Studies