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VLAD STRUKOV is an Associate Professor in Film and Digital Culture at the University of Leeds. He has previously been a visiting professor / researcher at the Universities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Moscow and Pittsburgh. He is also an independent art and film curator, showing works by emerging artists in London, St. Petersburg and Venice. He makes regular appearances in international media such as Al Jazeera, American Public Radio, BBC, and RBK. He is the founding and principal editor of an international journal, ‘Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media’ (www.digitalicons.org). He explores theories of empire and nationhood, global journalism and grassroots media, consumption and celebrity by considering the Russian Federation and the Russian-speaking world as his case study. In the last two years he has published the following books: ‘Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era’, ‘Russian Culture in the Era of Globalisation’, ‘Memory and Securitization in Contemporary Europe’, and ‘Popular Geopolitics: Plotting an Evolving Interdiscipline’.