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Maria Repnikova

Assistant Professor    

University of Oxford (DPhil in Politics); University of Oxford (MPhil in Politics); Georgetown University (Bachelor in Foreign Service)


Global communication, political communication, media activism, China and Russia


Dr. Repnikova is a scholar of global communication, with a comparative focus on China and Russia. Her research examines the processes of political resistance and persuasion in illiberal political contexts, drawing on ethnographic research approaches and extensive time in the field. Maria holds a doctorate from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She speaks fluent Mandarin, Russian and Spanish. The courses taught at GSU include International Communication, Chinese Media, Politics and Society, and Communication in Global Contexts.

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