Graduate student, Nadiya Safonova, in her second year as a master’s degree student with the Institute of European Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS), traveled to Darmstadt, Germany, for a two month research internship where she joined a team of researchers at Technical University of Darmstadt.

During her internship, she contributed to the research article, “Frames and images facing Ukraine: comparing Germany’s and Russia’s media perceptions of the EU relations with Ukraine”, which was published earlier this year in a special issue of the international online journal, Cognition, Communication, Discourse. With co-authors, Katharina Kleinschnitger and Michèle Knodt, both at Technical University of Darmstadt, the published article uses data from 2009-2015 to analyze how relations between the EU and Ukraine were portrayed in German and Russian print media. Read the full article here.

Nadiya received a grant for this research internship from the Jean Monnet Network, which is funded by a grant by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and by Carleton University.