PhD Candidate in Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, where I work on the media landscape in the self-declared Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics in Eastern Ukraine. Other research interests include electoral politics, disinformation, online sub-cultures, content analytics and inoculation theory.


  • –present
    PhD Student in Slavonic Studies, focusing on mass media in Ukraine and Russia, University of Cambridge


  • 2015 
    Maastricht University, Master of Arts in Politics & Society
  • 2014 
    Uppsala University, Master of Science in Sustainable Development
  • 2012 
    Bachelor of Arts in Russian Studies, University of Leiden

Grants and Contracts

  • 2016
    CEELBAS-CDT Doctoral Research Grant
    3-year PhD research grant
    Funding Source:
    Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • 2016
    Doctoral Award
    3-year PhD maintenance grant
    Funding Source:
    University of Cambridge