Vlad Strukov is a professor of film study and digital culture at the University of Leeds (UK); currently a senior fellow at the University of Copenhagen. Engaged in the theory of global journalism, independent media, consumption, the celebrity phenomenon in the context of Russia and the Russian-speaking culture. Founder and editor-in-chief of the journal “Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media”.
In the past two years, he has published a number of publications on contemporary visual culture, including a monograph on Russian cinema (“Contemporary Russian Cinema: Symbols of a New Era”, 2016), as well as the following collections: “Russian Culture in the Era of Globalization” (2018), “Popular Geopolitics: Plotting an Evolving Interdiscipline” (2018), “Memory and Securitization in Contemporary Europe” (2017), “Building New Worlds: Industry and Visual Culture” (2017), “Russian Aviation, Space Flight and Visual Culture” (2016). In these works, Strukov explores visual and digital cultures in different contexts, paying a particular attention to the issues of transnational cultural discourse. Strukov also works as an independent curator of contemporary art and organizes special film screenings in various institutions. He often appears in the media, including Al Jazeera International, American Public Radio, the BBC, RBK and others.