Maxim Alyukov
Leverhulme Early-Career Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Manchester

Maxim joined the University of Manchester as a Leverhulme Early-Career Fellow in October 2023.

In parallel with our project, he will be carrying out extensive research on a related topic: 'Reflexive Propaganda: Authoritarian Political Communication in a Hybrid Information Environment'. Maxim’s research has been published in a variety of disciplinary and area studies journals, including Political Communication, Politics, Qualitative Psychology, and Europe-Asia Studies. He also contributes to public discussion by writing for non-academic media, such as The Moscow Times, Open Democracy, Riddle Russia, and making appearances on TV and radio, including BBC, Al Jazeera, Deutsche Welle, Voice of America, CBC. His commentary has featured in outlets including Al Jazeera, New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Time Magazine, The Times, The Economist, Newsweek, France 24, The Moscow Times, and Open Democracy. Maxim is an affiliate of the International Panel on the Information Environment (IPIE), an independent organisation dedicated to providing actionable scientific knowledge on threats to the global information landscape.