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Sergey Zherebkin ‘The Online Ukraine War: Russo-Ukrainian Social Media Debates on Politics and Culture’

When: Monday, December 11, 2023, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: Montague Lecture Theatre (GC601), Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS

Join us for this lecture by Sergey Zherebkin, who will examine the online social media debates that have accompanied the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War. Zherebkin will discuss five key themes in this online appendage to the war: 1. Debates on fascism in Putin’s Russia; 2. Debates on Russia’s collective guilt; 3. Debates on cancelling of Russia’s culture; 4. Debates on the Russian-Ukrainian war on the left; 5. Feminist responses to the Russian-Ukrainian war.


Sergey Zherebkin is Professor of Philosophy at the Center for Humanities Education, Kharkiv Branch, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His books include Unstable Ontologies in Contemporary Philosophy (St. Petersburg: Aletheia, 2014); World and Peace by Judith Butler (with Irina Zherebkina) (St. Petersburg: Aletheia, 2018); Cyborg-Nationalism, or Ukrainian Nationalism in the Era of Post-Nationalism (with Irina Zherebkina) (St. Petersburg: Aletheia, 2019); Contemporary Western Philosophy. Introduction (with Irina Zherebkina) (St. Petersburg: Aletheia, 2022).

Zherebkin is currently affiliated at the London School of Economics and Political Science as a Visiting Senior Fellow in the Department of Sociology. While in London he will be providing QMUL students with an “Introduction to Ukrainian Studies” mini-course.

Welcome – 18:00

Lecture and discussion, chaired by Jeremy Hicks (QMUL) – 18:05

Drinks reception, meet the speaker – 19:10

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