Marianna Poberezhskaya is an Associate Professor in International Relations with teaching responsibilities on the BA (Hons) International Relations and BA (Hons) Politics. Marianna is the module leader for 'Media, Power and Politics'. Her area of focus is the module in Security in the Post-Soviet Space for the MA International Relations.
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).
Marianna is actively engaged in research and over the 2013-2014 year she published two articles, one in the high-impact peer-reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science and one in the peer-reviewed journal Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media. For Digital Icons Marianna was also invited to act as an Associate Editor.
She is the author of the recently published Communicating climate change in Russia: state and propaganda (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016).