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Research Projects

Our research focuses on the dynamics of political, social and cultural interaction, across a wide variety of examples of communities.


Broadcasting Russia

Investigating the media’s role in shaping the transnational post-Soviet Russian-speaking community.
Russia Today

Language Border

Studying the role of 'Russian' as a language of transnational interethnic communication.
Language Border Russian in FSU Migration

Minorities in Russia

Examining the impact of digital media on contemporary language revitalisation movements among ethnic minorities.
The Revitalisation of Minority Languages in the Russian Federation

Finno-Ugric World

Studying interactions between policies of Estonia, Finland and Hungary directed at promoting Finno-Ugric minorities.
The Meeting of the 'Finno-Ugric' and 'Russian Worlds'

Transnational Cinema

Studying articulations of transnationalism in the Soviet and post-Soviet space, focusing on the cinemas.
The Transnationalism of Soviet and Post-Soviet Cinemas

Transnational Drama

Investigating the transnational rise and transformations of ‘New Drama’ across Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Transnational Theatre

Global Russians

Exploring the construction, articulation and commodification of ‘global Russian’ identities.
Global Russians

Atlantic Insularities

A critical examination of ‘ultra-peripheral’ insularity in the transnational, diasporic and postcolonial Atlantic.
Atlantic Insularities

Transient Identities

Tracing the complexities of socio-cultural change at times of political upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa.
Transnational Language, Transient Identities, and the Crisis of the State in the Arab Region

Performing Cancer

Tracing the production and reception of cancer discourses across Arab national and transnational contexts.
Performing Cancer in the Middle East

Digital Subaltern

Exploring how audio-visual texts in the digital age impact on the expression of 'subaltern’ cultural identities.
Remapping World Cinemas for the Digital Age

Translating Modernity

Examining how Western ideas of 'modernity' were ‘translated' in China in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Translating Modernity