Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody joined the OU in 2019 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Studies. She taught previously at the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham, and worked for two years as a Research Associate on the AHRC-funded project Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: from Cold War to 'Information War'?
Dr Chatterje-Doody's research interests centre on questions of communication, perception and security, with a particular focus on Russia. Her work engages with the role of historical memory and identity in international relations; soft power, political communication and global media (particularly Russia's international broadcaster, RT); and critical approaches to security, including emotions and war. Her latest publication, on audience affective investments in images of the Syrian conflict, is free to access here.
Her two forthcoming books, "The Russian identity riddle: unwrapping Russia’s security policy", and on Conspiracy Theories in international broadcasting (co-authored with Dr Ilya Yablokov, Leeds University), are due to be published by Routledge in 2020.
Together with Dr Natasha Kuhrt and Dr Marcin Kaczmarski, Dr Chatterje-Doody also co-convenes the British International Studies working group on Russian and Eurasian Security.
The RT Challenge: How to respond to Russia’s international broadcaster, Policy@Manchester briefing note, Professor Stephen Hutchings, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, July 2019.
Did Russia make Brexit promoter Nigel Farage a ‘YouTube star’? Dr Rhys Crilley and Dr Precious N Chatterje-Doody, Washington Post Monkey Cage, 27 March, 2019.
‘Ofcom’s latest ruling on RT is more significant than you might think’. Professor Stephen Hutchings, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody and Dr Rhys Crilley, The Huffington Post, 21 December 2018.
‘How RT (Russia Today) navigates ‘Us’ and ‘Them’’, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, E-IR, 3 October 2018.
‘How badly did Russia’s interview with the Skripal poisoning suspects backfire?’, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody and Dr Rhys Crilley, Washington Post Monkey Cage blog, 15 September 2018.
‘Four things you need to know about Russian media manipulation strategies’, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The Conversation, 5 April 2018.
‘Why did Putin build a monument to victims of Soviet repression?’, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, Washington Post Monkey Cage, November 2017. (reprinted by Newsweek).
‘Post-truth’ media really is shifting the news agenda – and more subtly than it seems…’ Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The Conversation, September 2017.