Research Title: Mediating emergency – Moscow’s 2012 protest movement.
Supervisor: Dr David Sneath
Anna conducted fieldwork in Moscow during the popular protests against election fraud and Putin’s authoritarianism. Her thesis explores the possibilities for agency opened up (and foreclosed) by the large, contradictory, mediated events of a protest movement. Academic interests include activism, transformative epistemologies, media studies, temporality, prefigurative politics, post-Soviet society, conspiracy, resource politics, and intersectionality.