Dr Joanna Szostek
- Lecturer in Political Communication (Politics)
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.
- Political communication
- Strategic narratives
- Media as a (re)source of international influence
- Russian foreign policy
- Ukrainian politics
- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (2015-2018, £186,585)
"STRATNARRA. Russia's strategic narrative of the West: A study of influence in Ukraine".
POLITIC4119: Politics and Social Media
POLITIC5017: Internet and Civil Society