Dr Aleksandra (Sasha) Raspopina is a lecturer in journalism and digital media in the School of Computing and Digital Media.
Dr Aleksandra (Sasha) Raspopina is a lecturer in journalism and digital media in the School of Computing and Digital Media, where she teaches on BA Journalism and BA Fashion Marketing and Journalism programmes.
She previously taught at City, University of London and Middlesex University. Sasha started her career as a journalist and producer at CBS News, Vice/Viceland, the Guardian, the Calvert Journal, the Economist, and others, before switching to academia to write her PhD thesis on Russian public diplomacy and propaganda at City, University of London.
At London Met, Sasha teaches modules on journalism skills and writing and fashion journalism. She is particularly interested in critically interrogating lifestyle and fashion journalism in relation to journalism ethics and standards, race and ethnicity, body image and class. She has previously taught undergraduate and postgraduate modules on journalism and media theory, political communication, journalism skills, multimedia journalism and culture and lifestyle journalism at City, University of London and Middlesex University. Sasha’s PhD thesis was on RT (formerly Russia Today), and her research interests include political communication, alternative media, digital journalism, Russian post-Soviet journalism, propaganda & disinformation, post-truth and ‘fake news’.
Raspopina, A. (2021) ‘The Russian viewpoint on major global events’: RT, Russian public diplomacy and post- truth. PhD thesis.
Bodrunova, S. & Raspopina, A. (2012) Alternative media project: distinctive features of the content (case study of Vice magazine and The New Yorker), in Bodrunova, S. (ed.) World Trends of The Mediasphere, 2012, Moscow: SpetsKniga, pp.177-196. (published in Russian as: Альтернативный медиапроект: особенности контента (Сравнительный анализ телепроектов журналов США «The New Yorker» и «Vice»), в Мировые Тенденции Медиасферы, 2012, Москва: СпецКнига, ред. Бодрунова, С.)
Raspopina, A. (2014) Spreadability and Stickiness in Modern Media: A Case Study of BuzzFeed UK. MA dissertation.
Raspopina, A. (2011) Alternative TV Product and Its Place in The System of Journalism: Case Study of Vice Magazine and Its Video Content. BA dissertation
Dr Aleksandra (Sasha) Raspopina
Lecturer in Journalism and Digital Media