Dr. Dmitry Chernobrov


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Dmitry joined the Department of Journalism Studies as Lecturer in 2015 after gaining a PhD in international relations at the University of St Andrews. His doctoral research put forward a psychosocial theory of public perception of international crises. In his work Dmitry shows how instead of describing the event, public interpretation of international crises is largely shaped by self-conceptions, inner insecurities, and memories within collective identity contexts. The project involved interview and media material, and focused on the public understanding of the ‘Arab Spring’ in Russia and the UK.

Dmitry also holds another PhD, in history, from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). That work examined western attempts at image management in Iraq and Afghanistan during and after the recent wars. In 2010-11 Dmitry spent a year at the University of Denver on a Fulbright award studying and researching international security, media, and conflict. Before that, during his masters at the University of Cambridge he did research on the use of stereotypes in the media coverage of the Russo-Georgian crisis of 2008.

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