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Location & Connections


Visiting Fellows 2017–2018

Vlad Strukov, University of Leeds, UK
“Contemporary Russian Media and Culture”
(1–30 June 2018)

Vlad Strukov is an Associate Professor in Film and Digital Culture (University of Leeds), specialising in world cinemas, visual culture, digital media, intermediality and cultural theory. He explores theories of empire and nationhood, global journalism and grassroots media, consumption and celebrity by considering the Russia Federation and the Russian-speaking world as his case study. He is the founding and principal editor of the journal ‘Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media’ ( He is the author of ‘Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era’ (Edinburgh UP, 2016), and editor of ‘New Media in New Europe-Asia’ (2014) and ‘From Central to Digital: Television in Russia’ (2014) and many other publications on media and digital cultures.

Academic hosts at the Aleksanteri Institute: Marielle Wijermars, Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus