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Dr Maria Brock

Dr Maria Brock

Research Associate

School of Journalism, Media and Culture

Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff, CF10 1FS

Broadly speaking, my research evaluates the psychosocial dynamics of transitional and post-transitional societies in the former Eastern Bloc, and the former GDR and Russia in particular, focusing on issues of representation, nationhood, memory and gender. Previous and upcoming publications have reflected on the role of language and affect in reactions to the case of Pussy Riot, the status of memory objects and ‘museums of the everyday’ in the proliferation of post-socialist nostalgia in East Germany, the critical potential of irony and satire, and cinema and the Real.

Prior to joining Cardiff in 2018, I was a fellow at the London School of Economics & Political Science, a research fellow at the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, and a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Baltic & East European Studies (CBEES) at Södertörn University, Sweden. I hold an MSc in Social & Cultural Psychology (LSE) and a PhD in Psychosocial Studies (Birkbeck).






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