Lecture on media representation of the Ukraine crisis

08:30, 03 November, 2015
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The Embassy of Canada and Rīga Stradiņš University invite you to a lecture in English, Media Representation of the Ukraine Crisis, by Eastern Europe Politics and History specialist Marta Dyczok (Dr. Phil., Oxford), Canada. How has international media framed the conflict in Ukraine? How do competing narratives shape our perspectives? Learn more at this event!

When: Thursday, 5 November, 16:00–17:30

Where: Hippocrates lecture-theatre, Rīga Stradiņš University, 16 Dzirciema Street

marta-dyczokAbout the lecturer

Dr. Marta Dyczok is an Associate Professor at Western University and Fellow at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.

Dr. Marta Dyczok is a distinguished Canadian scholar. She specializes in international politics and history, with a concentration upon Ukraine and Eastern and Central Europe. Her research interests are focussed upon the politics of history, mass media, migration, post-communism and World War II.

She is often invited to share her expertise in interviews with the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) and the Canadian Television Network (CTV). Dr. Dyczok is the author of four books. In 2015, she co-authored Ukraine Twenty Years After Independence: Assessments, Perspectives, Challenges. In 2009, she wrote, alongside co-author Oxana Gaman-Golutvina, Media, Democracy and Freedom: The Post-Communist Experience. In 2000, she penned both The Grand Alliance and Ukrainian Refugees and: Ukraine: Change without Movement, Movement without Change.

In 2011, Dr. Dyczok received a fellowship at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. In 2011, she was a Professor at the National University of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. In 2005, she received a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. In 1998, she became a fellow at the European, Russian & Eurasian Studies Centre at the Munk School of Global Affairs (University of Toronto.) She is also a member of the Petro Jacyk Programme at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Dyczok has written many articles for notable publications, including Demokratizatsiya, Russian Journal of Communication, Canadian Slavonic Papers, and Europe-Asia Studies, focussing largely upon media, propaganda, and politics in Ukraine.

Dr. Dyczok has also contributed chapters to several books. Recently, she authored “Mass Media Framing, Representations, and Impact on Public Opinion”, published in Ukraine’s Euromaidan, Analyses of a Civil Revolution (2015). Her chapter “the Ukraine story in Western Media” was published in Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda, and Perspectives (2014). Dr. Dyczok regularly presents at various international conferences, and has previously spoken on Ukraine and media-related topics in Toronto, Washington, New York, Italy, Scotland, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine.