- Olga Baysha has been at HSE University since 2013.
Education and Degrees
University of Colorado at Boulder
Thesis Title: The mythologies of moderity with the schizophrenic network dynamic
Thesis Title: Media Framing of Ukrainian Political Crisis 2000-2001
University of Colorado
Dr. Baysha's Bio
Olga Baysha earned her MS in Journalism from Colorado State University and PhD in Communication from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Previously, she worked as a news reporter and editor in Kharkiv, Ukraine, then as an editor-in-chief of a documentary production company in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her research centers mainly on political and cultural aspects of globalization with an emphasis on new media and global social movements for justice and democratization. Dr. Baysha is especially interested in analyzing inherent anti-democratic tendencies of the discourses of Westernization employed by post-Soviet social movements. Dr. Baysha is the author of two monographs: "The Mythologies of Capitalism and the End of the Soviet Project" (2014) and "Miscommunicating Social Change: Lessons from Russia and Ukraine" (2018). Her research has also appeared in such leading international journals as Critical Discourse Studies, European Journal of Cultural Studies, International Communication Gazette, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Cultural Studies, Journal of Multicultural Discourses, etc.
- Global Communication: A Critical Perspective (Mago-Lego; 4 module)Eng
- Media and Wars (Master’s programme; Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design; 1 year, 4 module)Eng
- The Philosophy of Media Communication and Media Ethics (Master’s programme; Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design; 1 year, 2 module)Eng
- Article Baysha O. Deconstructing the coloniality of the West-centric democratic imaginary // Cadernos de Linguagem e Sociedade - Papers on Language and Society. 2020. Vol. 21. No. 1. P. 21-41. doi
- Article Baysha O. Dehumanizing political others: a discursive-material perspective // Critical Discourse Studies. 2020. Vol. 17. No. 3. P. 292-307. doi
- Article Baysha O. Dividing social networks: Facebook unfriending, unfollowing, and blocking in turbulent political times // The Russian Journal of Communication. 2020 doi
- Chapter Baysha O. The Antagonistic Discourses of the Euromaidan: Koloradi, Sovki, and Vatniki vs. Jumpers, Maidowns, and Panheads, Olga Baysha, in: Language of Conflict: Discourses of the Ukrainian Crisis. Bloomsbury, 2020.
- Chapter Baysha O. "Unfriending" Is Easy: Intercultural Miscommunication on Social Networks, in: Intercultural Communication, Identity, and Social Movements in the Digital Age. New York: Routledge, 2019. doi
- Book Baysha O. Miscommunicating Social Change: Lessons from Russia and Ukraine. Lanham : Lexington Books, 2018.
- Article Baysha O. Synecdoche that kills: How Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin constructed different Ukraines for different ends // International Communication Gazette. 2018. Vol. 80. No. 3. P. 230-249.
- Article Baysha O. In the name of national security: articulating ethno-political struggles as terrorism // Journal of Multicultural Discourses. 2017. Vol. 12. No. 4. P. 332-348. doi
- Chapter Baysha O. European Integration as Imagined by Progressive Ukrainian Bloggers, in: Media, Communication Power and the Ukraine Conflict. NY : Peter Lang, 2016. P. 71-88.
- Article Baysha O. On Progressive Identity and Internal Colonization: A Case Study from Russia // International Journal of Cultural Studies. 2016. Vol. 19. No. 2. P. 121-137. doi
- Article Baysha O. Ukrainian Euromaidan: The exclusion of otherness in the name of progress // European Journal of Cultural Studies. 2015. Vol. 18. No. 1. P. 3-18. doi
- Chapter Baysha O., Calabrese A. Cosmopolitan Vision, Global Responsibility and Local Reporting in Ukraine, in: Media and Cosmopolitanism. NY : Peter Lang, 2014.
- Article Baysha O. On the Dichotomy of Corporate vs. Alternative Journalism: OWS as Constructed by Echo of Moscow // International Journal of Communication. 2014. Vol. 8. P. 1-20.
- Book Baysha O. The Mythologies of Capitalism and the End of the Soviet Project. Lanham : Lexington Books, 2014.
- Article Crow D., Baysha O. Conservation as a Catalyst for Conflict: Message and Meaning in Policymaking // Journal of Policy Research. 2013. Vol. 30. No. 3. P. 302-320. (in press)
- Article Baysha O. Mythologizing Modernity through Vernacular Discourses // Journal of International Communication. 2012. Vol. 6. P. 6985-3005. (in press)
- Article Baysha O., Calabrese A. The Global in the Local: A Case Study on Deforestation in a Ukrainian Journalistic Field // Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. 2012. Vol. 6. No. 2. P. 156-174. (in press)
- Article Baysha O., Calabrese A. The Construction of Fear: The New York Times Deliberation on the USA-Russia Nuclear Discourse // The Russian Journal of Communication. 2011. Vol. 3. No. 3-4. P. 301-321. (in press)
- Article Baysha O. Is There a Global Public Sphere? Media Framing of the Russia-Georgia Conflict of 2008 // Global Media Journal. 2010. Vol. 10. No. 17 (in press)
- Article Baysha O. When the Internet Fails to Connect: A Study on a Russian-American Non-Reflexive Discourse // Digital Icons: Studies in Russian, Eurasian and Central European New Media. 2010. Vol. 4 (in press)
- Article Baysha O., Hallagan K. Media Framing of the Ukrainian Political Crisis 2000-2001 // Journalism Studies. 2004. Vol. 5. No. 2. P. 233-246. (in press)
01/09/2013-present Assistant Professor, National Research University ‘Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russian Federation
01/01/2013-01/06/2013 Visiting Professor, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.
01/06/2011-12/12/2012 Course Instructor, University of Colorado at Boulder
15/08/2010-15/05/2011 Teaching Assistant, University of Colorado at Boulder
15/08/2008-15/07/2009 Research Assistant, University of Colorado at Boulder
10/09/2002-01/06/2008 Editor-in-Chief, Omega-TV documentary production television company, Kiev, Ukraine
08/00-06/02 Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University
01/93-06/99 News Editor, ATN news production television company, Kharkov, Ukraine
09/92-01/93 News reporter, Yugoslavia
04/91-08/92 News reporter, Tonis television company, Kharkov, Ukraine
The third issue of 2020 presents three interviews on tenure track stories and our commentary on a new format of the April conference.
This year HSE University is launching a new Master's programme in Critical Media Studies. HSE bulletin HSE Look has talked to Olga Baysha, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Communications, Media and Design, who was involved in creating the programme, about her path in academia, research interests, and teaching.
HSE University’s new Master’s Programme ‘Critical Media Studies’, offered by the Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design, is now accepting applications for fall 2020. Programme Academic Supervisor and HSE Assistant Professor Panos Kompatsiaris explains what kinds of courses and research opportunities await the programme’s first cohort, and what makes the programme unique.
A book entitled The Mythologies of Capitalism and the End of the Soviet Project by Associate Professor at the HSE Faculty of Media Communications Olga Baysha has been published by Lexington Books (United States).