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Anastasia Denisova is a Lecturer in Journalism at CAMRI, University of Westminster. Before starting her academic career, she worked as a journalist in Russia for over a decade in the capacity of television news editor and reporter for NTV Broadcasting company, editor at Aeroflot Inflight magazine, and a freelance reporter and columnist for the major magazines, including GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Marie Claire and many others. Her work has received the industry and community recognition, including the French government’s award for the best publication on France in Russian in 2014.

Anastasia was contributing to the media department of UNICEF Kosovo in 2013.

Anastasia previously worked as Lecturer at Journalism at Manchester Metropolitan University and Guest Lecturer at King's College London. Her educational qualifications include a BA (Hons) in Journalism (Lomonosov Moscow State University), an MA in Media and Communications (City University London) and PhD in Social Media (University of Westminster).

She is currently researching viral cultures in politics and journalism. Anastasia has published research on internet memes in US and Russia; digital media and public sphere in Russia; parody microblogging and the use of Twitter accounts as satirical mouthpieces. Her book Internet Memes and Society was published in 2019.


Anastasia teaches media theory and practice; her expertise ranges from television and multimedia production to fashion journalism and magazines. She also contributes to the Masters modules on multimedia journalism skills.


Internet memes, viral storytelling, digital activism, campaigning, Russian media, UK journalism, digital journalism, political communication   


For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.