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Olga Pasitselska

Former Research Fellow

Olga Pasitselska is a PhD candidate at the Department of Communication and Journalism, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem under the supervision of Prof. Christian Baden. Her dissertation project, titled “Reception of ideological narratives in the Russian-Ukrainian conflict: Negotiating trust, meaning, and identity” is supported by the Arianne de Rothschild Women Doctoral Program.

Olga is a research fellow in the Weizenbaum Panel. Together with Emilija Gagrčin, a doctoral researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute, she is working on the project “Training ground for democracy: Messenger groups as a space for everyday political talk” that explores everyday use and democratic potential of messenger groups (e.g., WhatsApp and Telegram) in a comparative perspective. During her stay at the Weizenbaum, Olga will give a Bubble talk and a Colloquium talk for the broad audience, as well as participate in various activities of the research group and collaborate with the group in the development of the project.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Former Research Fellow Weizenbaum Panel

15 September - 15 December 2022

Fields of research

Political deliberation and interactive dynamic of political talk, media use and media trust, disinformation, and audience reception of media narratives



Pasitselska O. (2022). Logics of Exclusion: How Ukrainian Audiences Renegotiate Propagandistic Narratives in Times of Conflict. Political Communication, 39(4): 475–499.

Pasitselska O. (2022). Better Ask Your Neighbor: Renegotiating Media Trust During the Russian–Ukrainian Conflict. Human Communication Research, 48(2): 179–202.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem