Ilya Yablokov

Ilya Yablokov teaches Russian politics, history and media at the University of Leeds, UK. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester (2014). His research interests include conspiracy theories, nation building and politics in post-Soviet Russia, history of post-Soviet journalism and international broadcasting. In 2015, he won the BASEES Prize for the best peer-reviewed article published by a postgraduate student. Together with Elisabeth Schimpfossl (Aston University, UK), he is currently working on the monograph about the history of Russian media. He is the author of Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the Post-Soviet World (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2018) and Curating Conspiracy: Politics, people and power on Russia Today (London: Routledge, forthcoming, with Precious Chatterje-Doody).

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