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Dr Galina Miazhevich

Senior Lecturer at the School of Journalism, Media & Culture, Cardiff University.

Before joining Cardiff in 2018, Galina was a Lecturer at the University of Leicester (2013 – 2017), the Gorbachev Media Research Fellow at Oxford University (2008 – 2012) and a Research Associate at the University of Manchester, UK (2006 – 2008). Previous projects include media representations of Islam and multiculturalism in Europe; press freedom and democracy in post-communist Europe; gender, media and emergent forms of post-Soviet identity. Galina has extensively published in a peer-reviewed journals and co-authored several monographs, and now leads the AHRC-funded leadership project (2018 – 2020) ‘Quiet Revolution? Discursive representations of non-heteronormative sexuality in Russia’. 

Dr Maria Brock

Research Associate at the School of Journalism, Media & Culture, Cardiff University.

Prior to joining Cardiff in 2018, Maria was a fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science, a research fellow at the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Baltic & East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University, Sweden. Previous and upcoming publications have reflected on the role of language and affect in reactions to the case of Pussy Riot, the status of memory objects and ‘museums of the everyday’ in the proliferation of post-socialist nostalgia in East Germany, the critical potential of irony and satire, and cinema and representation.