'Exploring power structures and mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion in international internet relationships requires cultural, social and informational competencies as well as an expertise in law, business and economics. To me, the Cyber<>Spaces Cluster ideally integrates this knowledge base. The Slavistic contribution to the Cluster is a combined analysis of cultural discourse and informational networks. It focuses on the “Russian world” (Russkiy Mir), as propagandised by the Russian Federation, as well as rival constructs such as “Russian world two” or multiple “Russian cultures”. The discourse analysis is combined with a network analysis of centrifugal tendencies and the creation of echo chambers in the Russian-language internet (Runet).'
Professor Uffelmann focuses his research on postcolonial approaches to Russian (language) culture in relation to other post-Soviet cultures and cyber imperialism.
- Uffelmann, D. 2016. The Imagined Geolinguistics of Ukraine. In M. Suslov & M. Bassin (Hrsg.), Eurasia 2.0: Post-Soviet Geopolitics in the Age of New Media: 249–273. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.
- Uffelmann, D. 2014. Is there a Russian Cyber Empire? In M. S. Gorham, I. Lunde & M. Paulsen (Hrsg.), Digital Russia: The Language, Culture, and Politics of New Media Communication: 266–284. London: Routledge.