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Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova

Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova is associate professor and deputy dean of the Department of Journalism at Zaporizhzhia National University, Ukraine. She holds a Ph.D. in social communications and Master’s degrees with Honors in English philology and international journalism. She focuses on media and information literacy (MIL), global journalism and social media, media education, and quality assurance. She is an expert in accrediting study programs (certified by NAQA, Ukraine and QAA, UK). Dr. Sirinyok-Dolgaryova has experience working as a journalist in Ukraine and the United States. She has participated in several international research and study programs including at Graceland University as part of the UGRAD Program; Southern Illinois University as a Fulbright Visiting Researcher; Utah State University with IREX University Administration Support Program; European University Viadrina with U-LEAD; and in the UK, Sweden, and Poland as an Erasmus+ Fellow. She has experience in teaching and researching such MIL topics as debunking fakes; tackling misinformation, disinformation, malinformation, and propaganda; verification techniques; and fact-checking. Her research interests are global media and journalism, new media, media and information literacy, disinformation, and political communication.

As a WCEE Scholars at Risk Fellow, Professor Sirinyok-Dolgaryova works on the research project “Countering disinformation among cyber threats in the Russia-Ukraine war: Telegram-based resistance by Ukrainian government-led volunteer forces.” At U-M she will teach a course entitled “Disinformation and Propaganda in the Russia-Ukraine War.” Her U-M faculty mentor is Pauline Jones, professor of political science.