Liberty After Liberalism: Post-Maidan Transformations in Ukrainian Media

April 27th, 2024 · 57 mins 51 secs

About this Episode

On this episode, Taras Fedirko from the University of Glasgow joins us on the Forty Acres to share the multilayered story of post-Soviet media in Ukraine and its dramatic transformations from Kravchuk to Zelenskyy.

Dr. Taras Fedirko is a Lecturer in Organized Crime and Corruption at the University of Glasgow. His current research focuses on the political economy of war in Ukraine since 2014, with a particular interest in the transformative effects of war, e.g. in the new elites and political alliances that emerged from the war in Donbas and are currently leading the response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Check out his website:

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on April 15, 2024 at the William C. Powers Student Activity Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

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