British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants, 2017-19. Together with Ilya Yablokov, University of Leeds
Our research findings provide critical insights into the relationship between media freedom and politics in Eastern Europe, with a focus on Hungary and Latvia. We have explored cultural, social and historical aspects influencing attitudes to authorities and professional ethics, alongside economic aspects including commercial pressures, online journalism and business influences.
I am comparing super-rich Brits and Russians engaged in large-scale projects in civil society, charity and/or arts philanthropy. My aim is to identify the similarities and differences between one of the newest and one of the oldest capitalist societies. I see philanthropy as a vehicle to regulate intra-elite power relations and elite cohesion as well as to legitimise social inequality.
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, 2015-2017, University College London