Dr Dmitry Chernobrov
BA (MGIMO); MPhil (Cambridge); PhD (MGIMO); PhD (St Andrews); SFHEA
Department of Journalism Studies
Lecturer in Media and International Politics
+44 114 222 2542
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Department of Journalism Studies
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Dmitry joined the department as Lecturer in Journalism, Politics and Public Communication in 2015 and is also a Research Fellow at the Sheffield Institute for International Development. He has a PhD in International Relations from the University of St Andrews and a PhD in History from Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and has previously studied on a Fulbright award at the University of Denver. Dmitry is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Research interests
Dmitry's research focuses on two main areas: public perception of international politics and crises; and humanitarian communication futures.
Dmitry specialises in public perception of international politics. In his work, Dmitry argues that public interpretation of international crises is largely shaped by self-conceptions, psychosocial insecurities, and memories within collective identity contexts. He has published articles on identity, self-affirmation and ontological security; and on the public understanding of the 'Arab Spring' in Russia and the UK. This research offers an interdisciplinary integration of international relations, political psychology, memory and media studies. Recently, Dmitry completed a project on diaspora, identity and memory of conflict, funded by a research grant from the University of Southern California.
Another strand of Dmitry's research explores digital transformations in humanitarian crisis response. He is particularly interested in how humanitarian agencies and media see the future of communication in crises, how these visions differ between western and non-western contexts, and how the appearance of digital humanitarians and direct communication channels redraws the traditional roles and powers of crisis actors. This research involves interviews and collaborations with major humanitarian agencies and has in part been supported by a grant from the Sheffield Institute for International Development.
- Public Perception of International Crises: Identity, Ontological Security and Self-Affirmation. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
- Strategic humour: public diplomacy and comic framing of foreign policy issues. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. View this article in WRRO
- Competing propagandas: How the US and Russia represent mutual propaganda activities. Politics. View this article in WRRO
- Diaspora Identity and a New Generation: Armenian Diaspora Youth on the Genocide and the Karabakh War. Nationalities Papers, 48(5), 915-930. View this article in WRRO
- Growing up with a long-awaited nation-state : personal struggles with the homeland among young diasporic Armenians. Ethnicities, 20(3), 520-543. View this article in WRRO
- Who is the Modern "Traitor"? "Fifth Column" Accusations in US and UK Politics and Media. Politics, 39(3), 347-362. View this article in WRRO
- Semi-Structured Non-Elite Interviews: Public Perception of an Ongoing International Crisis. View this article in WRRO
- Digital Volunteer Networks and Humanitarian Crisis Reporting. Digital Journalism, 6(7), 928-944. View this article in WRRO
- Ontological Security and Public (Mis)Recognition of International Crises: Uncertainty, Political Imagining, and the Self. Political Psychology, 37(5), 581-596. View this article in WRRO
- The spring of Western narcissism: A psychoanalytic approach to western reactions to the ‘Arab Spring’. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, 19(1), 72-88. View this article in WRRO
- The Other in modern conflict: A constructivist lens. Journal of MGIMO University, 1, 58-67.
- Identity in contemporary international conflict: typology of the history of conflicts through the prism of an Other. MGIMO Review of International Relations(3(30)), 86-91.
- Evolution of the Other in Modern Conflict: a Constructivist Experience of Cconflict. MGIMO Review of International Relations(6(27)), 47-53.
- Image Management Approach to Cross-Identity Conflicts. MGIMO Review of International Relations(5(20)), 21-26.
- No laughing matter? How states use humour in public diplomacy. https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2021/07/09/no-laughing-matter-how-states-use-humour-in-public-diplomacy/.
- Why language matters in the ‘Disinformation’ Age.
- Digital humanitarians: a new source for crisis reporting? https://blogs.city.ac.uk/humnews/2018/06/19/digital-humanitarians-a-new-source-for-crisis-reporting/.
- Traitors List: ‘traitors’ in political and media rhetoric today. http://politicsblog.ac.uk/2018/06/21/traitors-list-traitors-political-media-rhetoric-today/.
- View this article in WRRO Aid organisations and media: a new look at the problem of ‘branding’. SIID blog. http://siid.group.shef.ac.uk/blog/aid-organisationblem-of-branding/.
- Teaching activities
Dmitry's teaching situates media into the wider political and societal contexts. He encourages students to be critical and reflexive about perception and representation of global issues and teaches using interactive formats such as debates, crisis modelling, film discussions, and student-led research projects.
Dmitry is the module leader for:
- JNL305 Dissertation in Journalism
- JNL323 Introduction to Research Methods
- JNL6027 Journalism, Globalisation and Development
- JNL6041 Media, Society and International Crises
He also oversees dissertation work by students on MA Global Journalism (JNL6133) and MA International Public and Political Communication (JNL6600).
- PhD supervision
Dmitry is interested in supervising doctoral students in the following areas:
- Media representations, identity and public opinion
- Emotion and collective memory
- Humanitarian crisis communication
- Media and international development
- Critical conceptions of security/insecurity in media and politics
Current PhD students
- Zhong Zhang: The Civil Power of Nonprofit Journalism in China