On 7 October 2021, Rashid Gabdulhakov is scheduled to defend his PhD dissertation "Digital vigilantism in Russia: Citizen-led justice in the context of social change and social harm". The defence will take place at 10:30 CET at the Senate Hall of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Promotor: Prof. dr. Susanne Janssen
Co-promotor: Dr. D. Trottier
This dissertation describes four years of scientific inquiry into the phenomenon of digital vigilantism. Focusing on Russia, it investigates a unique case where the ruling elites are negotiating a relationship with some digitally savvy citizens while censoring the digital domain and otherwise controlling online self-expression.
The PhD defence can also be followed via livestream. A direct link to the livestream can be found here soon.