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    Finland

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Curriculum vitae

                                                              

Olga Zeveleva

Curriculum Vitae

Aleksanteri Institute | University of Helsinki | Unioninkatu 33 
Helsinki, Finland 00170
 | olga.zeveleva@helsinki.fi 

 

            

EDUCATION

Ph.D.             Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, 2019

Dissertation: The State and the Journalist: Regional Crimean Media Professionals Adapting to Change, 2013-2017

Ph.D.             Department of Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 2015

M.A.              International Relations Programme, Free University Berlin, with distinction, 2012

B.A.               Department of History, University of Virginia, with highest distinction, 2010

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019-present    Postdoctoral Researcher, funded by the European Research Council, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki

2018-2019        Oxford Russia Fellow, funded by the Oxford Russia Fund, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge

 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

2020                 Towards a Bourdieusian sociology of self-censorship: What we can learn from journalists adapting to rapid political change in Crimea after 2014. European Journal of Communication. Published online before inclusion in issue.

2020                 Schimpfössl, E., Yablokov, I., Zeveleva, O.,Fedirko, T.,  Bajomi-Lazar, P., Self-Censorship Narrated: Journalism in Central and Eastern Europe. European Journal of Communication. Published online before inclusion in issue.

2019                 How States Tighten Control: A Field Theory Perspective on Journalism in Contemporary Crimea. British Journal of Sociology, 70/4: 1225-1244.

 

2019                 States and Standardisation: Constructing Co-Ethnic Migrant Identity in Germany. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45/4: 636-655.

2019                 Zeveleva, O., Bludova, A., Borders Moving Across People: Experiences of Mobile Young People from Crimea. Current Sociology. Published online before inclusion in issue.

2017                 Biopolitics, Borders, and Refugee Camps: Exercising Sovereign Power Over Nonmembers of the State. Nationalities Papers, 45/1: 41-60.

2014                 Political Aspects of Repatriation: Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan. A Comparative Analysis. Nationalities Papers, 42/5: 808-827.

 

Book Reviews

2014                 Review of Howard Adelman and Elazar Barkan. No Return, No Refuge. Rites and Rights in Minority Repatriation. New York: Columbia University Press. 2011. 908-910. Nationalities Papers 42/5.

 

Book Chapters

2014                 Political Aspects of Repatriation. Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan: A Comparative Analysis. In: Menzel, B. and Engel, C., Rückkehr in die Fremde?: Ethnische Remigration russlanddeutscher Spätaussiedler. Berlin: Frank & Timme, pp. 35-56.

 

Working Papers

2015                 The Discursive Construction of Co-Ethnic Migration. Working Papers by the Higher School of Economics, Series SOC “Sociology”. No. WP BRP 61/SOC/2015.

 


FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

2018              Oxford Russia Fellowship, held at the University of Cambridge (£10500)

2018              Cambridge political Economy Society, University of Cambridge (£1500)

2016              Fieldwork funding, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge  (£5090)

2015              Fieldwork funding, Newnham College Cambridge (£618)

2015              Newnham College Principal’s Studentship, Newnham College Cambridge (£21000)

2015     Basic Research Programme Grant, National Research University Higher School of Economics (£25000)

2015     Support Programme for Young Academic Professionals, National Research University Higher School of Economics (£8000)

2014     Fieldwork funding, Department of International Mobility of Students, National Research University Higher School of Economics (€1500)

2014     Travel grant for Metropolis 2014 Conference on Migration (Milan, Italy), Academic Fund, National Research University Higher School of Economics (€625)

2013     Fieldwork funding, Office of Postgraduate Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (€8350)

2013     Travel grant for 45th ASEEES Annual Convention (Boston, MA), Office of Postgraduate Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics (€1820)

2013     Travel grant for 18th Annual Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) Convention, Harriman Institute, Columbia University ($2411)

2012     Graduate Academic Stipendiary Fellowship, National Research University Higher School of Economics (£22680)

2010     DAAD Scholarship Award, Free University Berlin (€18000)

 

INVITED TALKS

2018     Shifting Borders, Regimes, and Professions: How Journalists Engage in Self-Censorship During Rapid Political Change, at ‘Self-Censorship and Professional Journalistic Ethics in the Former Eastern Bloc’ Workshop, University of Leeds, 14 December.

2017              Media Regimes and Journalism in Contemporary Crimea, Liege University, 29 November.

2016     Shifting Media Topographies of Crimea, Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Cultures, University of Leeds, 6 December.

2016     Biopolitics, Borders, and Refugee Camps: Exercising Sovereign Power Over Nonmembers of the State, at ‘Borders of Biopolitics’ Conference, FRINGE Centre for the Study of Social and Cultural Complexity, UCL SSEES, 7-8 October.                                             

 

CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

Panels Organized

2017                 Women in the Prison System, Keynote w/ Maria Alekhina of Pussy Riot, Conference on Gender and the Political Academy, University of Cambridge, 2 May.

2015                 Attitudes Towards Migration in Russian Society Today, w/ Vladimir Magun, XVI International Conference on Economic and Social Development, National Research University Higher School of Economics, 7-10 April.

 

Papers

2019                 The State and the Media: Rethinking Journalistic Autonomy in Russia, BASEES Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 12-14 April.

2017                 Media and Power in Crimea: Notes From the Field, at Black Sea Networks Workshop: Crimea, Centre of Gravity in the Black Sea. University of Cambridge, 21 April.

2016                 Borders and Bordering in Crimea: The Social Construction of a New Territory, BASEES Annual Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 2-4 April.

2014                 The Transit Camp as a Feature of German Migration Policy: Inclusion, Exclusion, and the Nation-State, Metropolis Conference on Migration, Milan, Italy, 3-7 November.

2014                 Transit Camps as Discourse: A Stage for German Migration Policies, at ‘Why Discourse Matters: Theoretical and Methodological Practices’ Conference, Goethe University Frankfurt, 25-26 April.

2013                 Repatriation and National Identity: The Russian and German Experiences, ASEEES Annual Convention, Boston, MA, 21-24 November.

2013                 Political Aspects of Repatriation: A Comparative Analysis of Germany, Russia, and Kazakhstan, 18th Annual Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) Convention, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York City, NY, 18-20 April.

2013                 Implications of Qualitative Data Analysis Software for Biographical Research, International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Cluster 38 Biography and Society Conference, University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland, 17-18 June.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Oxford Russia Fellowship Postdoctoral Programme, Lecturer and Seminar Convenor

Academic Writing and Publishing, Postgraduate and Postdoctoral levels (designed and sole taught this course in fall, winter, and spring 2019-2020)

University of Cambridge, Seminar Instructor

                      Global Social Transformations, Undergraduate (Michaelmas 2017)

                      Sociology Research Practice Seminar: Research Design, Mphil (Lent 2016)

                      First Year PhD Seminar in Sociology (Lent 2020)

University of Cambridge, Co-Lecturer

                      Research in Practice in Media and Culture, Mphil (Lent 2019, Lent 2020)

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Co-Lecturer

Political and Social Transformations in Modernity and Postmodernity, Undergraduate (spring 2014)

                      Comparative Politics: Institutions and Processes (fall 2017, winter 2019)

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Seminar Convenor

Qualitative Methods Seminar (designed and sole taught this seminar in fall 2012, fall 2013, fall 2015)

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Teaching Assistant

                      Sociology of the Family and Familial Relations (fall 2013)

Other Co-Lecturing

International Winter School “The state and the Body: Biopower, Biopolitics, and the Political regime”, University of Tartu, MA students (2015)

International Winter School “Transformations of Modern Statehood: Sovereignty, Memory, Identity”, University of Tartu, BA and MA students (2013)

Thesis and Term Paper Supervision

                      6 undergraduate term papers in Social Sciences (2014, 2015)

                      1 MA thesis in Sociology (2017)

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2012-2015        Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Political Studies, National Research University Higher School of Economics. Planning and applying for three research grants with a team of researchers (all three were successful, in 2012, 2013, 2015); participating in collective research projects by planning and carrying out interviews and focus groups.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Peer Reviewer

Nationalities Papers; International Migration Review; Russian Politics

To Department
Graduate Student Faculty Representative, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, 2015-2016

Committee on improving department online presence, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge, 2015-2016

Decolonising the Curriculum Sociology Committee, University of Cambridge, 2017-present

 

 

DISSEMINATION AND IMPACT ACTIVITIES
Publications in the Media

2019     OpenDemocracy: How Ordinary Crimeans Helped Russia Annex Their Home, 14.03.19 <https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/odr/how-ordinary-crimeas-helped-russia-annex-their-home/>

2018     Huffington Post: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica are not the Problem. The Problem is Social Inequality, 23.03.2018. <https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/facebook-and-cambridge-analytica-are-not-the-problem_uk_5ab413b5e4b004fe2469986d?guccounter=1>

2017     Huffington Post: Why Immigrants Voted for the Far Right in Germany, 13.10.2017 <http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/olga-zeveleva/germany-election-afd_b_18193702.html>

2016     Politico: Trump Fever Grips Russia, 15.11.2016
<http://www.politico.eu/article/trump-fever-grips-russia/>

2015     Quartz: Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova: How to revolutionalize the Russian prison system, 11.08.2015 <https://qz.com/476357/pussy-riots-nadya-tolokonnikova-how-to-revolutionize-the-russian-prison-system/>  

2015     OpenDemocracy, Russia, Rights: Russian passport, please, 08.01.2015 <https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/olga-zeveleva/‘russian-passport-please’>

2014     The New York Times: Op-Ed, Russia’s Unwelcome Citizens, 07.10.2014 <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/08/opinion/russias-unwelcome-citizens.html?_r=0>

2014     BBC Radio, World Have Your Say: What is driving Putin in the Ukraine crisis?,  04.03.2014 <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01strfc>

2014     BBC Radio, World Have Your Say: Russia Have Your Say, 18.03.2014 <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01tmmzm>

2014     The Calvert Journal, Culture and Tech: “Knowledge is power: why is the Russian government editing Wikipedia? 06.08.2014  <http://calvertjournal.com/comment/show/2967/wikipedia-russian-government-edits>
 

Impact Activities
Consulting for journalists at AP, LRB, Vox, The Atlantic on media, politics, society (advising on sources, interviewees, alternative and multi-sided perspectives, especially on Russia and Ukraine).

LANGUAGES
English: Native
Russian: Native
German: Advanced reading, writing, speaking

 



PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Data Collection
Interviewing (narrative, semi-structured, structured), focus groups, participatory methods, sociological ethnography, digital ethnography.


Data Analysis
Critical Discourse Analysis.
Software: Atlas.ti, Dedoose for coding qualitative audio, visual, text data.


Other Software
Slack for group work and group communication on group projects; Moodle.

 
 
 

Education/Academic qualification

Sociology, PhD, University of Cambridge

15 Oct 201516 Mar 2019

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology
  • Penal studies
  • Political Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Social control
  • media sociology
  • Migration
  • 518 Media and communications

International and National Collaboration Publications and projects within past five years.

Publications

Self-Censorship Narrated: Journalism in Central and Eastern Europe

Zeveleva, O., Schimpfössl, E., Yablokov, I., Fedirko, T. & Bajomi-Lazar, P., 2020, In : European Journal of Communication.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Borders Moving Across People: Narratives of belonging among Crimean youth after 2014

Zeveleva, O. & Bludova, A., 2019, In : Current Sociology. 67, 7, p. 1056-1076 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

How States Tighten Control: A Field Theory Perspective on Journalism in Contemporary Crimea

Zeveleva, O., 2019, In : British Journal of Sociology. 70, 4, p. 1225-1244 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

States and standardisation: constructing the co-ethnic migrant story in Germany

Zeveleva, O., 2019, In : Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 45, 4, p. 636-655 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects