Anastasia Denisova

Lecturer in Journalism
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Anastasia Denisova is a Lecturer in Journalism at CAMRI, University of Westminster. Before starting her academic career, she worked as a journalist in Russia for over a decade in the capacity of television news editor and reporter for NTV Broadcasting company, editor at Aeroflot Inflight magazine, and a freelance reporter and columnist for the major magazines, including GEO, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Marie Claire and many others. Her work has received the industry and community recognition, including the French government’s award for the best publication on France in Russian in 2014 (the feature for GEO Russia).

Anastasia had also been involved with UNICEF Kosovo as the media consultant in 2013, offering her insights to the development of UNICEF’s Innovations Lab, the digital hub that promotes the use of technology and Internet to empower the local youth.

She is currently researching the role of Internet memes as the casual artful means of political resistance in the restricted Russian media environment. Anastasia has published research on the traditional and user-generated media coverage of the Russian elites; she studies parody microblogging and the use of Twitter accounts as satirical mouthpieces.

She frequently comments on the use of memes in the news and public interpretation at

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