Maksim Markelov
PhD Candidate

Under the supervision of Professors Stephen Hutchings and Vera Tolz at the University of Manchester, Maksim is carrying out research using a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods for a PhD project entitled: 'Transforming Meaning: Russian Trolls in Social Media’s Changing Linguistic Landscape'.

When complete, Maksim's thesis will provide the first substantive analysis of how the linguistic practices of online actors identified as Russian state-sponsored trolls changes with time and context.