DigiDoc Seminar: ‘State narrative’ construction on Twitter. The case of news around LGBT topics in Russia – Online, Tuesday 29 June 2021

seminario digidoc


  • 3:00pm-3:05pm: Welcome and opening

  • 3:05pm-3:20 pm: The Russian Media Today, by Alexander Kupriyanov, Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia).

  • 3:20 pm-3:35pm: State narrative construction on Twitter, by Daria Dergacheva, Autonomous University of Barcelona
    Her presentation will be based on her PhD thesis: ‘State narrative’ construction on Twitter. The case of news around LGBT topics in Russia. She will talk in detail about the methodology and concepts used in the study. The presentation will be interesting for researchers of social networks, those interested in computational methods and multimethod analysis, as well as and diffusion of state narrative in social networks.

  • 3:35pm: Debate

The organization asks the attendees leave their microphones on mute for the duration of the presentations.  Attendees can request a certificate of attendance at ugacom@upf.edu.

About the speakers

Alexander Kupriyanov is a media practitioner with over 20 years of experience both in the Russian regional as well as federal media, currently working on of the most prestigious universities in Moscow for media studies, the Higher School of Economics (Moscow, Russia) as academic supervisor of the Media and Communication programme (BA). From 2014 to 2018 he was the deputy editor-in-chief at TASS (Russian official news agency).

Daria Dergacheva is a last year PhD student at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences). Daria received her Master’s degree in International Journalism from the University of Westminster (UK) by the virtue of a prestigious Chevening scholarship, and has worked in various media and NGOs in Russia for over 10 years. Before that, she also received an MA degree in sociology at the Central European University. Daria’ s research interests include political communication, democratic theory, platformization of digital economy, digital and interactive storytelling, social networks research and digital research methods in social sciences. She taught courses at the Moscow State University and Urals State University, and in the nearest future, plans to teach an online course on digital methods in social sciences at the Higher School of Economics, Department of Media Studies and Journalism.