Visiting researcher – Rhys Crilley (Open University)

In the beginning of May, the STRAPPA project is hosting visiting lecturer Dr. Rhys Crilley from the Open University. During his stay, Crilley will present his research in a lecture: “Understanding RT’s Audiences: A Cluster Analysis of RT Followers on Twitter” on May 17.

Dr Rhys Crilley is a Research Associate in Global Media and Communication currently working on the AHRC funded ‘Reframing Russia’ project. Prior to this, Rhys completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham and was appointed as a Teaching Fellow at the University of Warwick. His expertise lie in the areas of political communication, global politics, and security studies.

Rhys is currently working on a monograph titled Legitimating War in the Digital Age. He has published in in the journals International Affairs, JournalismMiddle East Journal of Culture and Communication, Critical Studies on Terrorism, Critical Studies on Security and Critical Military Studies, as well as several chapters in edited books.

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