PhD defence: Rashid Gabdulhakov – Erasmus University Rotterdam

Digital vigilantism in Russia: Citizen-led justice in the context of social change and social harm

Thursday 7 Oct 2021, 10:30 – 12:00
Location: Campus Woudestein | Senate Hall

On 7 October 2021, Rashid Gabdulhakov is scheduled to defend his PhD dissertation “Digital vigilantism in Russia: Citizen-led justice in the context of social change and social harm”. The defence will take place at 10:30 CET at the Senate Hall of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Promotor: Prof. dr. Susanne Janssen
Co-promotor: Dr. D. Trottier

This dissertation describes four years of scientific inquiry into the phenomenon of digital vigilantism. Focusing on Russia, it investigates a unique case where the ruling elites are negotiating a relationship with some digitally savvy citizens while censoring the digital domain and otherwise controlling online self-expression.

The PhD defence can also be followed via livestream. A direct link to the livestream can be found here soon.