Rashid Gabdulhakov to present at British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) conference

Today (14 April 2018) PhD Candidate Rashid Gabdulhakov is scheduled to present his research at the BASEES (British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies) conference, held at at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Rashid Gabdulhakov is a researcher within the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) and is part of the research cluster Media, Algorithms, Privacy & Surveillance (MAPS). Supervised by Dr. Daniel Trottier and Prof. dr. Susanne Janssen, Rashid is investigating vigilant behavior in digital space as part of the Digital Vigilantism: Mapping the terrain and assessing societal impact’ project funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Citizen-led Justice in Post-Communist Russia

At the BASEES conference, Rashid will be presenting his paper "Citizen-led Justice in Post-Communist Russia: From Comrades’ Courts to Dotcomrade Vigilantism" as part of the panel entitled: "Surveillance under Communism and Beyond." His research for this particular paper aims to provide a theoretical contextualization of digital vigilantism in its manifestation in the Russian Federation. To do so, it provides an overview of historical practices of citizen-led justice and compares these practices with digital vigilantism that takes place in contemporary post-Communist Russia.