Recorded presentations and talks


BBC World Newshour

1 October, 2021

What are the impacts of the new amendments to Russia's foreign agent law? Dr Chatterje-Doody provides expert commentary for BBC World's Newshour programme.


Modern Languages Open, July 2021

This video essay presents the authors’ critical-creative engagement with the testimonies of people recently displaced from Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts in Ukraine. Shifting between shadows of plants, drawings and words the video reflects on the ways experiences of displacement and war are narrated, and what kind of stories often remain untold.


Russia Vs the World

Channel 5, March 2021

Dr Chatterje-Doody provided expert commentary for this documentary, which presents 1000 years of Russian history in 90 minutes.


Doing things with words

Kollabka podcast, March 2021

Dr Chatterje-Doody hosted an episode of the Kollabka Slavic Studies public engagement podcast, entitled 'Doing things with words'.


University of Saint Andrews, February 2021

CRSCEES Access All Areas: Border Media

What does the rise of the ‘disinformation’ paradigm mean for critical media studies and scholarship on Russian foreign policy? What new questions and problems has the war in Ukraine raised for scholars researching media and political communications in East Europe? And how has it reshaped conceptual boundaries in East European studies?

CRSCEES host: Taras Fedirko (University of St Andrews). Speakers: Precious Chatterje-Doody (Open University), Joanna Szostek (University of Glasgow).


The Evolution of Russian Hybrid Warfare

CEPA, February 2021

In this video discussion, contributors to the CEPA report on the evolution of Russian hybrid warfare present key findings from their geographical case studies. My UK case study for the report can be downloaded here.


Open University, November, 2020

1984, New Authoritarianism and the Media

Celebrating the 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s 1984 and considering the legacies and future of authoritarianism, this event on Tuesday 17th November 2021 discussed 1984 and modern parallels; 21st century authoritarianism (politics, parties, leaders); The impact of the media; What this means for democracy. Guest speakers included Dorian Lynskey (author of ‘The Ministry of Truth: the Biography of George Orwell’s 1984’) and D.J Taylor (author of ‘Orwell: The Life’). Both spoke alongside OU POLIS academics Geoff Andrews and Precious Chatterje-Doody, with POLIS’s Donna Smith chairing.


After the Russia Report: Options for London, Moscow and Beyond

King's College London, July 2020

This panel discussion, organised by The Kings Russia Institute and Kings Department of War Studies, was focused on charting a way forward following the publication of the UK Intelligence and Security Committee's 'Russia report'. Chaired by Dr Natasha Kuhrt (KCL), the speakers were Dr Sam Greene (KCL), investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody (OU) and Dr Ruth Deyermond (KCL).


Al Jazeera English | The Listening Post, June 2020

COVID-19 in Russia: Fake News and Forced Confessions

In this episode of Al Jazeera's The Listening Post on fake news and COVID-19 in Russia, I discuss the relationship between Russian political elites and the appearance of conspiracy theories in contemporary Russian media.


How Russian Media targeting international audiences spread conspiracy theories

Centre for Democratic Integrity, Austria, May 2020

In this online discussion co-organised by the Centre for Democratic Integrity ( and forum journalismus und medien ( held on 26 May 2020, Dr Ilya Yablokov and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody discuss with Dr Anton Shekhovtsov the ways in which Russia's international broadcasters engage with conspiracy culture.


Politicians, people, power: RT and the curation of global news

National Defence University, Helsinki, April 2019

This presentation was given at the National Defence University of Finland's 2019 Russia Seminar, as part of a panel on Russian strategic narratives in the international arena.


Interview with

George Washington University, April, 2019

Interview with Voice of America's about how RT's coverage frames the news for its global audiences.


UCL SSEES, London, November, 2018

SSEESing Salisbury: Interrogating the Salisbury Novichok poisonings and their aftermath

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with Novichok in Salisbury on 4 March, 2018, and two further people - Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess were subsequently poisoned, the latter fatally. Agents of the Russian foreign military's foreign intelligence agency were identified as the prime suspects in the British authorities' investigation.

This event brought together a panel of experts to address questions around the broader implications of the poisonings, the Russian leadership's responses, and the international media coverage of the scandal. 

Sound Waves

Global Development Institute podcast, June 2018

In this recent audio-documentary series, the BBC’s Stephen Sackur investigated in detail the global trends influencing the ongoing development of each of the BRICs, and their potential future directions. In this, the final, feature-length, episode of the series, I provided expert commentary on Russian economic and political trends following the imposition of sanctions.


Mediated militarism: Affective investments in RT’s coverage of the conflict in Syria

Comparative Media Studies in Today's World, Saint Petersburg State University, May 2018

This paper examines emotion and affect in relation to RT's coverage of Russia's intervention in the Syrian conflict, It was co-authored with Dr Rhys Crilley and was presented at the 2018 Comparative Media Studies in Today's World conference.


Competition for cooperation: Eurasian integration in context

University of Cambridge, January, 2014

"Competition for cooperation: Eurasian Integration in Context" (from 32:48) presented at Eurasia: discursive space, geopolitical project or geoeconomic reality? University of Cambridge, 2014