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Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody

Precious N Chatterje-Doody

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Professional biography

Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody joined the OU in 2019 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Studies. She taught previously at the Universities of Manchester and Birmingham, and worked for two years as a Research Associate on the AHRC-funded project Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: from Cold War to 'Information War'? 

Research interests

Dr Chatterje-Doody's research interests centre on questions of communication, perception and security, with a particular focus on Russia. Her work engages with the role of historical memory and identity in international relations; soft power, political communication and global media (particularly Russia's international broadcaster, RT); and critical approaches to security, including emotions and war.

Her two forthcoming books, "The Russian identity riddle: unwrapping Russia’s security policy", and on "Russia Today and Conspiracy Theory" (co-authored with Dr Ilya Yablokov, Leeds University), are due to be published by Routledge in 2021.

Together with Dr Natasha Kuhrt and Dr Marcin Kaczmarski, Dr Chatterje-Doody also co-convenes the British International Studies working group on Russian and Eurasian Security.

Teaching interests

  • Module Team Chair, DD 313: International relations: continuity and change in global politics
  • Module Team Member, MA International Relations (currently in production)
  • Narrative approaches to international relations
  • Qualitative social media methods
  • PhD Supervision: happy to supervise candidates working on Russian foreign/security policy; soft power and international broadcasting; narrative approaches to international relations; emotions/affect and international politics; elite rhetoric, populism and global media.

Impact and engagement

The RT Challenge: How to respond to Russia’s international broadcaster, Policy@Manchester briefing note, Professor Stephen Hutchings, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, July 2019.

Did Russia make Brexit promoter Nigel Farage a ‘YouTube star’? Dr Rhys Crilley and Dr Precious N Chatterje-Doody, Washington Post Monkey Cage, 27 March, 2019.

‘Ofcom’s latest ruling on RT is more significant than you might think’. Professor Stephen Hutchings, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody and Dr Rhys Crilley, The Huffington Post, 21 December 2018.

‘How RT (Russia Today) navigates ‘Us’ and ‘Them’’, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, E-IR, 3 October 2018.

‘How badly did Russia’s interview with the Skripal poisoning suspects backfire?’, Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody and Dr Rhys Crilley, Washington Post Monkey Cage blog, 15 September 2018.

‘Four things you need to know about Russian media manipulation strategies’, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The Conversation, 5 April 2018.

‘Why did Putin build a monument to victims of Soviet repression?’, Professor Vera Tolz and Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, Washington Post Monkey Cage, November 2017. (reprinted by Newsweek).

‘Post-truth’ media really is shifting the news agenda – and more subtly than it seems…’ Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody, The Conversation, September 2017.

External collaborations


The cultural politics of commemoration: Media and remembrance of the Russian revolutions of 1917 (2020-06-01)
Chatterje-Doody, Precious N and Gillespie, Marie
European Journal of Cultural Studies, 23(3) (pp. 305-314)

Regime legitimation, not nation-building: Media commemoration of the 1917 revolutions in Russia’s neo-authoritarian state (2020-06-01)
Chatterje-Doody, Precious N. and Tolz, Vera
European Journal of Cultural Studies, 23(3) (pp. 335-353)

Emotions and war on YouTube: affective investments in RT’s visual narratives of the conflict in Syria (2020)
Crilley, Rhys and Chatterje-Doody, Precious N.
Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 33(5) (pp. 713-733)

Mediatization and journalistic agency: Russian television coverage of the Skripal poisonings (2020)
Tolz, Vera; Hutchings, Stephen; Chatterje-Doody, Precious N. and Crilley, Rhys
Journalism ((Early Access))

From Russia with Lols: Humour, RT, and the Legitimation of Russian Foreign Policy (2020)
Crilley, Rhys and Chatterje-Doody, Precious
Global Society ((Early Access))

Making Sense of Emotions and Affective Investments in War: RT and the Syrian Conflict on YouTube (2019-08-09)
Chatterje-Doody, Precious N. and Crilley, Rhys
Media and Communication, 7(3) (p 167)

Security studies in the age of ‘post-truth’ politics: in defence of poststructuralism (2019)
Crilley, Rhys and Chatterje-Doody, Precious
Critical Studies on Security, 7 (pp. 166-170)

Harnessing History: Narratives, Identity and Perceptions of Russia's Post-Soviet Role (2014-06-01)
Chatterje-Doody, P. N.
Politics, 34(2) (pp. 126-137)

Russian Public Diplomacy: Questioning Certainties in Uncertain Times (2021-01-02)
Birge, Lucy and Chatterje-Doody, Precious N
In: Surowiec, Pawel and Manor, Ilan eds. Public Diplomacy and the Politics of Uncertainty. Palgrave Macmillan Series in Global Public Diplomacy
ISBN : 978-3-030-54552-9 | Publisher : Palgrave

Government disinformation in war and conflict (2021)
Crilley, R. and Chatterje-Doody, P. N.
In: Tumber, H. and Waisbord, S. eds. The Routledge Companion to Media Disinformation and Populism (pp. 242-252)
ISBN : 978-100300443-1 | Publisher : Routledge

Populism and Contemporary Global Media: Populist Communication Logics and the Co-construction of Transnational Identities (2019-01-12)
Chatterje-Doody, Precious N. and Crilley, Rhys
In: Stengel, Frank A.; MacDonald, David B. and Nabers, Dirk eds. Populism and World Politics: Exploring Inter- and Transnational Dimensions. Global Political Sociology (pp. 73-99)
Publisher : Springer Nature Switzerland

Russia rising? The normative renaissance of multinational organizations (2015)
Chatterje-Doody, P. N.
In: Gaskarth, Jamie ed. Rising powers, global governance, and global ethics (pp. 173-194)
ISBN : 9781315738901 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London

Competition for co-operation: Roles and Realities in Russian Foreign Policy (2015)
Chatterje-Doody, P. N.
In: Lane, David and Samokhvalov, V. eds. The Eurasian Project and Europe (pp. 203-217)
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan