Alexandra Brankova

PhD Candidate
Uppsala University, Sweden

Alexandra Martin Brankova is a PhD student at the Department of Informatics and Media (IM) and the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES), Uppsala University. Alexandra’s doctoral dissertation focuses on Russian patriotic and nationalist organisations and their ways of constructing national identity through competing discourses, digital practices for user engagement, and interconnectivity. Alexandra has graduated from the MSc Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of Glasgow. Her main research interests are related to national identity construction, nationalism, critical discourse studies, new media, and digital methods with specific Area Studies focus on Post-Soviet spaces, the Russian Federation, and South-East Europe.