Svetlana S. Bodrunova is habilitated Doctor of Political Science and Professor at School of Journalism and Mass Communications, St. Petersburg State University, Russia. She has lead six research projects and published two books, several chapters, and over 80 research papers in Russian and English, including those in Journalism, International Journal of Communication, Media and Communication, and Digital Journalism. Her research interests include Russian and European journalism, media and politics, social media, and ethnicity in communication. She leads the Center for International Media Research in her university. Since 2013, she has been program chair of the international conference ‘Comparative media studies in today’s world’ (CMSTW).