Dr Joanna Szostek

  • Lecturer in Political Communication (Politics)

Biography

I joined the University of Glasgow as lecturer in Political Communication in September 2018.
 
My research interests centre on the role of mass media in relations between states, particularly in the post-Soviet region. Before moving to Glasgow I completed a three-year research project to investigate and explain the reception of competing political narratives among audiences in Ukraine. The project was funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellowship from the European Commission. It included an 18-month secondment to Kyiv Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and a five-month secondment to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Results from that project are published in leading international journals, including Perspectives on Politics and The International Journal of Press/Politics.
 
I hold a doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford. My professional experience includes several years at the BBC and many years of living and working in Russia and Ukraine.

Research interests

  • Political communication
  • Strategic narratives
  • Media as a (re)source of international influence
  • Russian foreign policy
  • Ukrainian politics

Grants

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (2015-2018, £186,585)
    "STRATNARRA. Russia's strategic narrative of the West: A study of influence in Ukraine".

Teaching

Undergraduate

POLITIC4119: Politics and Social Media

Postgraduate

POLITIC5017: Internet and Civil Society


Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014
Number of items: 16.

2018

Szostek, J. (2018) Nothing is true? The credibility of news and conflicting narratives during “Information War” in Ukraine. International Journal of Press/Politics, 23(1), pp. 116-135. (doi:10.1177/1940161217743258)

Szostek, J. (2018) News media repertoires and strategic narrative reception: A paradox of dis/belief in authoritarian Russia. New Media & Society, 20(1), pp. 68-87. (doi:10.1177/1461444816656638)

Szostek, J. (2018) The mass media and Russia’s “Sphere of Interests”: mechanisms of regional hegemony in Belarus and Ukraine. Geopolitics, 23(2), pp. 307-329. (doi:10.1080/14650045.2017.1402298)

2017

Szostek, J. (2017) Revolution in progress? Continuity and change in Ukranian politics. East European Politics and Societies,

O'Loughlin, B., Szostek, J. and Vaccari, C. (2017) Written evidence submitted by New Political Communication Unit - Royal Holloway, University of London (FNW0066). Documentation. HMSO, London.

Szostek, J. (2017) News consumption and anti-Western narratives in Russia: a case study of university students. Europe-Asia Studies, 69(2), pp. 284-302. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2016.1274019)

Szostek, J. (2017) Defence and promotion of desired state identity in Russia’s strategic narrative. Geopolitics, 22(3), pp. 571-593. (doi:10.1080/14650045.2016.1214910)

Szostek, J. (2017) Popular geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Europe-Asia Studies, 69(2), pp. 195-201. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2017.1288861)

Szostek, J. (2017) The power and limits of Russia’s strategic narrative in Ukraine: the role of linkage. Perspectives on Politics, 15(2), pp. 379-395. (doi:10.1017/S153759271700007X)

2016

Szostek, J. (2016) Interdisciplinary research workshop ‘Popular geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe’, 19–20 February 2015, University College London, London, UK. Russian Journal of Communication, 8(1), pp. 96-98. (doi:10.1080/19409419.2015.1055181)

Szostek, J. (2016) The power of detraction: Belarusion reporting of Russian social problems during "information war". Zhurnal issledovaniĭ sot︠s︡ialʹnoĭ politiki = Journal of Social Policy Studies, 14(1), pp. 99-112.

2015

Szostek, J. (2015) Russian influence on news media in Belarus. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 48(2-3), pp. 123-135. (doi:10.1016/j.postcomstud.2015.06.007)

Szostek, J. and Hutchings, S. (2015) Dominant narratives in Russian political and media discourse during the Ukraine crisis. In: Pikulicka-Wilczewska, A. and Sakwa, R. (eds.) Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives. E-International Relations Publishing: Bristol.

2014

Szostek, J. (2014) Russia and the news media in Ukraine. East European Politics and Societies, 28(3), pp. 463-486. (doi:10.1177/0888325414537297)

Szostek, J. (2014) Review of: James Sherr, Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion. Russia's Influence Abroad. London: Chatham House, 2013. Europe-Asia Studies, 66(7), pp. 1205-1206. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2014.934146) [Book Review]

Szostek, J. (2014) The media battles of Ukraine's EuroMaidan. Digital Icons, 11,

This list was generated on Fri Sep 21 22:08:02 2018 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

Szostek, J. (2018) Nothing is true? The credibility of news and conflicting narratives during “Information War” in Ukraine. International Journal of Press/Politics, 23(1), pp. 116-135. (doi:10.1177/1940161217743258)

Szostek, J. (2018) News media repertoires and strategic narrative reception: A paradox of dis/belief in authoritarian Russia. New Media & Society, 20(1), pp. 68-87. (doi:10.1177/1461444816656638)

Szostek, J. (2018) The mass media and Russia’s “Sphere of Interests”: mechanisms of regional hegemony in Belarus and Ukraine. Geopolitics, 23(2), pp. 307-329. (doi:10.1080/14650045.2017.1402298)

Szostek, J. (2017) Revolution in progress? Continuity and change in Ukranian politics. East European Politics and Societies,

Szostek, J. (2017) News consumption and anti-Western narratives in Russia: a case study of university students. Europe-Asia Studies, 69(2), pp. 284-302. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2016.1274019)

Szostek, J. (2017) Defence and promotion of desired state identity in Russia’s strategic narrative. Geopolitics, 22(3), pp. 571-593. (doi:10.1080/14650045.2016.1214910)

Szostek, J. (2017) Popular geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Europe-Asia Studies, 69(2), pp. 195-201. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2017.1288861)

Szostek, J. (2017) The power and limits of Russia’s strategic narrative in Ukraine: the role of linkage. Perspectives on Politics, 15(2), pp. 379-395. (doi:10.1017/S153759271700007X)

Szostek, J. (2016) Interdisciplinary research workshop ‘Popular geopolitics in Russia and post-Soviet Eastern Europe’, 19–20 February 2015, University College London, London, UK. Russian Journal of Communication, 8(1), pp. 96-98. (doi:10.1080/19409419.2015.1055181)

Szostek, J. (2016) The power of detraction: Belarusion reporting of Russian social problems during "information war". Zhurnal issledovaniĭ sot︠s︡ialʹnoĭ politiki = Journal of Social Policy Studies, 14(1), pp. 99-112.

Szostek, J. (2015) Russian influence on news media in Belarus. Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 48(2-3), pp. 123-135. (doi:10.1016/j.postcomstud.2015.06.007)

Szostek, J. (2014) Russia and the news media in Ukraine. East European Politics and Societies, 28(3), pp. 463-486. (doi:10.1177/0888325414537297)

Szostek, J. (2014) The media battles of Ukraine's EuroMaidan. Digital Icons, 11,

Book Sections

Szostek, J. and Hutchings, S. (2015) Dominant narratives in Russian political and media discourse during the Ukraine crisis. In: Pikulicka-Wilczewska, A. and Sakwa, R. (eds.) Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives. E-International Relations Publishing: Bristol.

Book Reviews

Szostek, J. (2014) Review of: James Sherr, Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion. Russia's Influence Abroad. London: Chatham House, 2013. Europe-Asia Studies, 66(7), pp. 1205-1206. (doi:10.1080/09668136.2014.934146) [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

O'Loughlin, B., Szostek, J. and Vaccari, C. (2017) Written evidence submitted by New Political Communication Unit - Royal Holloway, University of London (FNW0066). Documentation. HMSO, London.

This list was generated on Fri Sep 21 22:08:02 2018 BST.