Ekaterina Kalinina is a lecturer at Södertörn University, Department of Media and Communication and a postdoctoral researcher at Department of Art and Cultural Studies at Copenhagen University, Denmark. She completed her Ph.D.in Media and Communication Studies with the project ‘Mediated post-Soviet nostalgia’ at Södertörn University, Sweden. She worked as a research fellow at Swedish National Defence University researching on the questions of Russian patriotism, biopolitics, nostalgia and national identity.
Ekaterina Kalinina is also actively engaged in practice based research and works as a project manager at the Swedish organization Nordkonst, where she manages cultural projects and conducts research on cross-cultural artistic practices and intercultural communication. She is currently finishing her project on Hip Hop culture in Russia financed by Swedish Institute.
She is also a founding member of the International Media and Nostalgia Network.
Her current project ‘Uncertainty of Digital Archives: Exploring nostalgia and civic engagement’ is financed by the Swedish Research Council and investigates the role of affective mnemonic experiences, such as nostalgia, in triggering social mobilisation in digital and physical environments.