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Discussion panel: “Ukraine’s Protests: Authoritarianism and the Spirit of Resistance”

Posted by: Erin Blevins | March 4, 2014 | No Comment |

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Join us for a panel discussion on Ukraine’s political crisis on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 4 pm in Tate Center room 315.  Panelists include: Irina Gigova, Max Kovalov, Mark Long and Ryan Milner . Gibbs Knotts will serve as the moderator of the discussion.    







Dr. Gibbs Knotts, Moderator.

Gibbs Knotts has published works on political participation, southern politics, public administration, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. His articles have appeared in a variety of outlets including the Journal of Politics, Public Administration Review, the American Review of Public Administration, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Social Science Quarterly, Southern Cultures, Southeastern Geographerand Social Forces. He teaches undergraduate courses in American politics and graduate courses in the public administration program.

Dr. Irina Gigova: “Ukrainian-Russian relations and Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s political crisis.”

Irina Gigova received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. Her research examines aspects of European intellectual and cultural history, through a case study of Bulgarian writers. She is currently working on a book manuscript based on the dissertation entitled Writers of the Nation: Intellectual Identity in Bulgaria, 1939-1953. She teaches upper-level courses on nineteenth and twentieth century Eastern Europe and everyday communism

Dr. Max Kovalov: “From Free Trade Agreement to the Overthrow of a Dictator: The Changing Narratives of Ukraine’s Protests.”

Max Kovalov received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on political institutions, protest politics, and electoral fraud in post-Communist states. He is currently working on several articles based on his dissertation that examined the relationship between populism and democratic quality in the Czech Republic, Poland, and Ukraine.

Dr. Mark Long: “Europe’s Unsettled Map.”

Mark Long has taught geography courses in the Political Science department since 2002.  His courses are primarily concerned with challenging students to understand how the world has changed over recent centuries in ways that structure everything from what we eat, to how we organize politically, to how we see ourselves. His current research is concerned with the imprint of culture in the landscape, particularly as witnessed by landscape photographers, and in the build out of the American garrison state post 9/11.  He has published on editorial cartoons and anti-Americanism and curated shows of landscape photography from Antarctica to Afghanistan to the American West by award-winning American and international artists.

Dr. Ryan Milner: “The Use of Social Media for Protest Mobilization.”

Ryan Milner’s research intersects with participatory media and public discourse. He investigates the social, political, and cultural implications of mass connection. He has actively published in national and international journals on mediated subcultures, media audiences, and discourse-analytic methods. This includes work on the mediated manifestations of social movements and social justice causes. His latest project explores Internet culture and public discourse, analyzing the aesthetics, identities, and conversations constituting sites, such as Reddit, Tumblr, and Twitter.

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