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Marianna Poberezhskaya

Marianna Poberezhskaya

Associate Professor

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social and Political Sciences


Marianna Poberezhskaya is a Lecturer in International Relations with teaching responsibilities on the BA (Hons) International Relations and BA (Hons) Politics courses. Marianna is the module leader for 'Media, Power and Politics' and 'Russian Politics and Society'.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Marianna completed a Postdoctoral Lecturing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia (School of Political, Social and International Studies). She received her PhD in Politics and International Relations from the University of Nottingham in Autumn 2013. She has two Bachelor (Hons) degrees in Communication Studies from Altay State University (Russia) and Appalachian State University (USA), as well as an MA in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University.

Before embarking on doctoral studies, Marianna worked as a journalist and studied politics and media in Russia, the United States and the UK. In 2013 and 2014 she was invited to act as a Social Science instructor and to lead an MA module, 'Environmental Politics', at the Open Society Foundation Pre-Academic Summer School at the University of Bilgi (Turkey).

Research areas

Marianna’s research interests include environmental communication, Russian climate politics and  the political economy of mass media. She is particularly interested in the way the Russian government is able to shape the climate change discourse in the country.

Her recent publications include ‘Blogging about Climate Change in Russia: Activism, Scepticism and Conspiracies’(2017) in Environmental Communication, and Communicating Climate Change in Russia: state and propaganda (Routledge, 2016).

External activity

  • The International Studies Association
  • The British International Studies Association
  • The European International Studies Association
  • The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies
  • The Media Communication and Cultural Studies Association

Marianna is also an Associate Editor for the journal Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media.

Sponsors and collaborators

Current and previous sponsors include:

  • Michael Cowan Scholarship, School of Politics and IR, University of Nottingham
  • Global Supplementary Grant, Open Society Scholarship Program
  • Woodson-Horine International Scholarship, Appalachian State University
  • Adam P. Kephart Scholarship, Appalachian State University
  • School of Politics and IR, University of Nottingham
  • British International Studies Association
  • British Association of Russian and Eastern European Studies
  • International Studies Association
  • Graduate School, University of Nottingham
  • CSSGJ Postgraduate Research Grant, University of Nottingham

Current and previous collaborators include:

  • Dr Olga Khrushcheva, Manchester Metropolitan
  • Dr Constantine Boussalis, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dr Travis Coan, University of Exeter
  • Professor Mathew Humphrey, University of Nottingham
  • Professor Sarah O’Hara, University of Nottingham.

Press expertise

  • International Relations
  • Environmental Politics
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Communication
  • Russia
  • Russian Media
  • Political Communication
  • Arctic Politics