Ksenia Maksimovtsova's book about language conflicts in Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine is published
Ksenia Maksimovtsova, a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre, presented her book "Language Conflicts in Contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine. A Comparative Exploration of Discourses in Post-Soviet Russian-Language Digital Media" in Germany and Latvia
Language discourse in the Baltic States is the main research interest of Ksenia Maksimovtsova. This is the subject of her thesis research that she carried out at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany, and which formed the basis of her recently published book "Language Conflicts in Contemporary Estonia, Latvia, and Ukraine. A Comparative Exploration of Discourses in Post-Soviet Russian-Language Digital Media." The book examines the development of language policy in Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine in the period from 1989 to 2018 and the reflection of language issues that have become more acute after the collapse of the USSR in the discourses of various electronic media in these countries.
In late February – early March 2020 Ksenia made a presentation of her book in Riga (Latvia) and Regensburg (Germany). In Riga the author not only spoke at a seminar on human rights in the Baltic States, but also gave an interview on the radio. Ksenia's visit to Regensburg was a part of her work as a visiting professor in the Junior Research Group "Frozen and Unfrozen Conflicts" of the Leibniz-Institute for East and Southeast European Studies.
Currently Ksenia is working on her article in framework of the Center's project "Post-imperial diversities – majority-minority relations in the transition from empires to nation-states."