Anastasia Denisova

Lecturer in Journalism

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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 had also been involved with UNICEF Kosovo as the media consultant 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 the role of Internet memes as the casual artful means of political resistance and viral cultures. Anastasia has published research on the traditional and user-generated media coverage of the Russian elites; digital media and public sphere in Russia; she studies parody microblogging and the use of Twitter accounts as satirical mouthpieces.

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 and social media for campaigning and activism.

Internet memes, viral storytelling, digital activism, campaigning, Russian media, Russian social media. Anastasia's doctorate research was devoted to the Internet memes as the means of political deliberation in the Russian-language Twitter.  

2017

Democracy, protest and public sphere in Russia after the 2011–2012 anti-government protests: digital media at stake (2017)
Denisova, A. 2017. Democracy, protest and public sphere in Russia after the 2011–2012 anti-government protests: digital media at stake. Media, Culture & Society. 39 (7), pp. 976-994.
Parody Microbloggers as Chroniclers and Commentators on Russian Political Reality (2017)
Denisova, A. 2017. Parody Microbloggers as Chroniclers and Commentators on Russian Political Reality. Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization. 25 (1), pp. 23-41.
A Comparative Cyberconflict Analysis of Digital Activism Across Post-Soviet Countries (2017)
Karatzogianni, A., Miazhevich, G. and Denisova, A. 2017. A Comparative Cyberconflict Analysis of Digital Activism Across Post-Soviet Countries. Comparative Sociology. 16 (1), pp. 102-126.

2014

How Vladimir Putin’s Divorce Story Was Constructed and Received, or When the President Divorced His Wife and Married the Country Instead (2014)
Denisova, A. 2014. How Vladimir Putin’s Divorce Story Was Constructed and Received, or When the President Divorced His Wife and Married the Country Instead. M/C Journal. 17 (3), p. June 2014.

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