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Olga Gerasimenko

Department of Political Science & International Relations

University of Delaware

Olga Gerasimenko is a recent PhD graduate of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware.

Her research interests include digital media, authoritarianism, political rhetoric, disinformation campaigns, and cybersecurity.

Her dissertation entitled “The War of Words? The Role of New Media in State Propaganda and Foreign Policy: The Cases of Russian, Chinese, and Turkish Media News Coverage” focused on explaining how nondemocratic states use the state-controlled media to influence international public opinion, generate support for and legitimize their policies and actions, and to shape international discourses on critical issues.

Olga also holds an MA (2015) in political science and international relations from the University of Delaware, an MA (2013) in political science from Ohio University, and a specialist degree (2011) from the Far Eastern Federal University (Vladivostok, Russia) in Chinese studies and international relations and foreign policies in East Asia.

Olga has taught courses on global politics, politics and the media, and American politics.