March 26, 2022 – Vox Missing Chapter, an award-winning video series that sheds light on overlooked historical events deep within marginalised communities has released a documentary based on my autoethnographic essay.
March 10, 2022 – spoke with ABC News’s Bridget Fitzgerald: “New sanctions target Russian propaganda in Australia”.
March 9, 2022 – quoted in LA Times, “I want to donate to the Ukrainian military”: Crowdfunding becomes part of Ukraine’s arsenal”.
March 8, 2022 – spoke with BBC News (live) on witnessing the Russian-Ukrainian war on social media.
March 4, 2022 – spoke with ABC News’s Eleanor Whitehead: “‘Nuclear terror’ in Ukraine as fire erupts at power plant”.
March 3, 2022 – appeared on ABC News’s QandA (live) as a Russian-Ukrainian war expert.
March 2, 2022– quoted in ABC News article: “A 64-kilometre-long Russian military convoy is approaching Kyiv. Here’s what we know so far”.
March 2, 2022 – appeared on Bloomberg TV’s Daybreak Australia (live): “The University of Sydney Olga Boichak on Russia-Ukraine War.
March 1, 2022 – quoted in Daily Telegraph: “Next Ukraine city in Russia’s sight”.
February 28, 2022 – appeared on ABC News Breakfast (live), “Ukraine Claims Victory in Kharkiv after Russian advance”.
February 28, 2022 – interviewed by ABC News’s Patricia Karvelas: “From TV President to national hero: Ukraine’s President Zelensky”.
February 25, 2022 – quoted in Daily Telegraph: “Russian forces face more than bullets as proud citizens stand tall”.
February 22, 2022 – interviewed by ABC News: “Scholar says ‘Russia is trying to deny Ukraine’s nationhood’”.
February 18, 2022 – Spoke with ABC News’s Rachel Mealey: “Shelling intensifies as Russian invasion looks imminent”.
February 17, 2022 – interviewed by SBS News, “Are backstage diplomatic efforts averting conflict between Ukraine and Russia?” (by Eden Gillespie)
February 15, 2022 – spoke with ABC News Radio Drive Show’s Paul Turton (live) on civilian resilience in Ukraine and the economic implications of the current buildup (02:34-02:46)
February 15, 2022 – interviewed on BloombergTV’s Daybreak Australia discussing the Ukraine Crisis developments and their potential implications on global food security.
February 14, 2022 – interviewed by ABC News for The World Today, “A steady march towards the brink of war in Ukraine“.
February 14, 2022 – appeared on ABC News Breakfast discussing domestic developments surrounding the Ukraine Crisis and potential global responses to the escalation.
February 9, 2022 – spoke with ABC News Radio’s Drive Show (live) with Anna Moulder on the possible Ukraine conflict scenarios and emergency preparedness in the country (1:08-1:25).
February 8, 2022 – appeared in 2SER 107.3 The Wire Show (live) with Nelson Scott on the consequences of the Ukraine Crisis and why it is in Australia’s national interest to support young democracies (13:10-18:50)
February 2, 2022 – interviewed by SBS Ukrainian “on digital wars, media literacy, diasporas, and more” (in Ukrainian)
January 25, 2022 – appeared on ABC Evening News (live) with Karina Carvalho, quoted in ABC news, the Daily Telegraph, and the Herald Sun on the escalation of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
January 25, 2022 – interviewed by ABC News Radio’s Thomas Oriti (live): Federal Government Urges Australians in Ukraine to Leave Now
January 24, 2022 – spoke on U.S.-Russia geopolitics and the implications of the Russian military buildup on #Ukraine‘s borders with Paul Allen and Shery Ahn on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Australia”
November 30, 2021 – gave a lightning talk at the 2021 Social Media Workshop: What makes an online community? (University of Sydney).
March 1, 2021 – appeared in 2SER 107.3 The Daily Show (live) with Jarred Cross, discussing latest research on bots and computational propaganda: Bots Meddling in Elections and the Megaphone Effect.
February 17, 2021 – featured in the University of Sydney news: Can bots influence elections with the ‘megaphone effect’?
January 13, 2021 – featured in The Sydney Morning Herald ‘Explainer: Technology & democracy’: ‘Wild West’: Who regulates social media and what’s Parler? (by Sherryn Groch)
January 7, 2021 – ABC NewsRadio (live) ‘Twitter locks U.S. President Donald Trump’s social media account’
December 8, 2020 – My presentation Drone Countercultures: Militant Craftivism against Macroscopic Surveillance at the Drones Cultures Virtual Symposium
#TASA2020, a panel at the Australian Sociological Association’s annual virtual conference: “War from home(land)”: digital media and the participatory futures of armed conflicts in a post-pandemic world (link to recording). The panel was organised by myself and featured Michael Richardson (University of New South Wales), Gregory Asmolov (King’s College London), and Ayesha Khan (University of Wollongong).
Media @ Sydney Research Seminar Series on Mapping the National Web: Spaces and cultures of diasporic mobilisation in the digital age. In this seminar, I will explore hyperlinking behaviours among Ukrainian Canadians to map geographic, linguistic, and political boundaries of the Ukrainian national web.
The sixth 2020 Global Forum series: A Data Coup d’Etat? COVID, Geopolitics & Disinformation organised by the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney, where I spoke alongside James Der Derian and Ron Deibert.
Theorizing the Web 2019 (#TtW19)
Justice Matters: Racializing Data Colonialism (theory performance with Jackie Orr)
Theorizing the Web 2018 (#TtW18)
Mediatizing War: Digital Media and the Battlefronts (art-presentation)
Social Media Lab, Ryerson University (2018)
Not All Bots Are Created Equal: Exploring Automated Interventions in Online Political Discourse