Transnational Strand - Research Subprojects
Professor Stephen Hutchings (University of Manchester) investigates the media’s role in shaping the contours and values of, and reflecting tensions and fractures within, the post-Soviet Russian-speaking community.
Dr Polina Kliuchnikova and Professor Andy Byford study the role of 'Russian' as language of transnational interethnic communication in the context of migration from the former Soviet space to the Russian Federation.
Dr Guzel Yusupova explores the impact of digital media on contemporary language revitalisation movements among ethnic minorities in the distinctive context of contemporary Russia's nationalising statehood.
Professor Lara Ryazanova-Clarke (University of Edinburgh) explores the construction, articulation and commodification of ‘global Russian’ identities and their place in the social and cultural life in the UK.
Dr Dušan Radunović studies articulations of transnationalism in the post-Soviet space, focusing on the cinemas of the Russian Federation and the Transcaucasian republics: Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Professor Julie Curtis (University of Oxford) and Noah Birksted-Breen (Sputnik Theatre) investigate the rise of ‘new drama’ in the Russian-speaking space during the first two decades of the 21st century.
Professor Anoush Ehteshami traces the complexities of socio-cultural change at times of political upheaval in the Middle East and North Africa, focusing on the impact of ‘political Islam’.
Dr Abir Hamdar traces the production and reception of cancer discourses in a range of different cultural forms across Arab national and transnational contexts.
Professor Paul Cooke (University of Leeds) explores the way in which the production, distribution and consumption of audio‐visual texts in the digital age impacts on the expression of 'subaltern’ cultural identities.
Dr Francisco-J. Hernández Adrián engages in a critical examination of ‘ultra-peripheral’ insularity in the contemporary transnational, diasporic and postcolonial Atlantic, including the Canary Islands and the Hispanic Carribean.
Dr Qing Cao examines how Western ideas of 'modernity' were ‘translated' in China at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.