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Stanislav Budnitsky

Image of Stanislav Budnitsky, smiling. Budnitsky is the former James H. Billington Fellow at the Wilson Center.

Dr. Stanislav Budnitsky is a scholar of global and Russian media politics. His book-in-progress examines the post-Cold War struggles between Russia and the West over global telecommunication. Most recently, Budnitsky was a James H. Billington Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Before the Wilson Center, he held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Indiana University in Bloomington, and the University of Pennsylvania. Budnitsky’s academic writings have appeared in the International Journal of Communication, Internet Policy Review, and European Journal of Cultural Studies, among other venues. His expert commentary recently were featured in The Conversation, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald, and Poland’s Rzeczpospolita. Budnitsky received his PhD in Communication from Carleton University in Ottawa. He holds Master’s degrees in Nationalism Studies from Budapest’s Central European University and in Journalism from Moscow’s Higher School of Economics. Before graduate studies, Budnitsky was a Moscow-based media writer and producer.

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