Gregory John Simons

Associate Professor of Political Science, Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala, Sweden.

e-mail: gregmons@yahoo.com

Education/ qualifications

2015 Associate Professor of Political Science, Uppsala University, Sweden

2001 – 2004 PhD degree, Department of French and Russian Languages, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The title of the dissertation: “Ideology, image creation and the media in Putin’s Russia.” Thesis defense at the Union of Journalists of Russia, Moscow (August 3, 2004).

Since April 2002 – participation in the exchange program at the Department of Eastern European Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden.

2000 – 2001 Master’s degree, Master’s thesis defense at the Department of French and Russian Languages, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The title of the dissertation: “The influence of political and business interests on modern Russian media”. Master’s degree (with honors).

1998 – 1999 Russian Government Scholarship, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

1998 Bachelor of Arts degree (with honors), Department of French and Russian Languages, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

1995 – 1997 Bachelor of Arts with the Department of French and Russian, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

1988 – 1990 Bachelor of Arts with the Department History, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

1988 – 1990 Bachelor of Arts degree, Department of History, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

 

Publications

 

Books and Edited Volumes

Simons, G. & Westerlund, D. (Editors), Religion, Politics and Nation Building in Post-Communist Countries, Farnham, Ashgate, 2015

Karpenko, A., Krasnov, E. & Simons, G. (editors), Crisis Management Challenges in Kaliningrad, Farnham, Ashgate, 2014

Porfiriev, B. & Simons, G. (editors),Crises in Russia: Contemporary Management Policy and Practice From A Historical Perspective, Farnham, Ashgate, 2012

Ekengren, M. & Simons, G. (editors), The Politics of Security Sector Reform: Challenges and Opportunities for the European Union’s Global Role, Farnham, Ashgate, 2011

Simons, G., Mass Media and Modern Warfare: Reporting on the Russian War on Terrorism, Farnham, Ashgate, 2010

Simons, G., The Role of the Russian Orthodox Church in Russia Since 1990: Changing Dynamics of Politics and Religion, New York, The Edwin Mellen Press, 2009

Pashentsev, E. & Simons, G. (Editors), The Rising Role of Communication Management in World Politics and Business, Moscow, Slovo Publishing, 2009

The Russian Orthodox Church and its Role in Cultural Production, Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksell International, March 2005.

“Religious Resurgence: The Influence of the Russian Orthodox Church as Reflected Through the Media”, Stockholm, Almqvist & Wiksell International, January 2004.

Ideology, Image-making and the Media in Putin’s Russia, Doctoral thesis, University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2004, 458 pp.

Chapters in Books

Simons, G., Chapter 14. Post-Soviet Geopolitics in the Age of the New Media: Euromaidan and the Geopolitical Struggle for Influence on Ukraine via New Media in Suslov, M. & Bassin, M. (Eds.), Eurasia 2.0: Russian Geopolitics in the Age of New Media, Lanham (MD): Lexington Books, February 2016, pp. 275-294

Simons, G., Religious Diplomacy in International and Inter-Orthodox Relations in Simons, G. & Westerlund, D. (Editors), Religion, Politics and Nation Building in Post-Communist Countries, Farnham, Ashgate, 2015, pp. 21-43

Simons, G., Communicating Tragedy and Values Through the Mass Media During Crises: The Lessons of Submarine Accidents in Russia in Porfiriev, B. & Simons, G. (editors), Crises in Russia: Contemporary Management Policy and Practice From A Historical Perspective, Farnham, Ashgate, 2012, pp. 139-174

Коммуникационный менеджмент и план гуманитарной войны. Война с Ливией (chapter 4) in Андрей Викторович Манойло (editor), США, Сирия и Иран: Ливийский сценарий повторяется, Москва, Горячая линия-Телеком, 2012, pp.

Intraortodoxa relationer i de postsovjetiska staterna, in Namli, E. & Svanberg, I. (editors), Religion och politik i Ryssland, Uppsala, Swedish Science Press, 2012, pp. 27-44.

SMI i Borba za Obshchestvennoe Mnenie v Globalnoi Voine s Terrorismom: Opit Iraka, in Bikov, A. U. (editor), Sovremenniye Zarubezhniye SMI v Usloviyakh Globalizatsii, St Petersburg, 2011, pp. 24-41

Simons G., Selling conflict in the 21st century: PR or advertising the way of public consent? in Topical Issues of Advertising: Theory and Practice: collection of Papers. Vol. II. / Editor-in-Chief A.V. Prokhorov. Tambov: The Publishing House of TSU named after G.R. Derzhavin, 2010, pp. 45-53

Khvoshcheva, V. E. (editor), Discourseology: Method, Theory, Practise, The Problems of Using PR in a Contemporary National Project, Volume Three, Ekaterinburg, Discourse Pi, 2007, pp. 192-7

Pashenstev, E. (editor), Communication Management in World Politics and Business (2 Volumes in Russian and English), two chapters written, Moscow, 2007

Simons, G. “The Cost of Freedom: Economic Viability and Editorial Freedom in the Russian Mass Media in Kimmo Elo & Katja Ruutu (editors), Russia and the CIS: Janus-faced Democracies, Aleksanteri Papers 2:2005, pp.166 – 185.

Articles

Revich, B. A., Avaliani, S. L. & Simons, G. J., AIR POLLUTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH IN A MEGALOPOLIS: A CASE STUDY OF MOSCOW, Ekonomika Regiona [Economy of Region], Vol. 12, Issue 4, 2016, pp. 1069–1078

Simons, G. & Sillanpaa, A. (Eds), The Kremlin and DAESH Information Activities, Riga, NATO Stratcom COE, October 2016

Simons, G., The Russian Orthodox Church: Toward a New Global Role?, Cicero Foundation Great Debate Paper, No. 16/06, September 2016,

Simons, G., Islamic Extremism and the War for Hearts and Minds, Global Affairs, 2016, DOI:10.1080/23340460.2016.1152446

Simons, G. & Strovsky, D., Geopolitical Interests and Information War: US and Russia Reaction to Russia’s Proposal on the Syrian Chemical Weapons Issue, Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, 19(3), 2016

Simons, G., The Impact of Social Media and Citizen Journalism on Mainstream Russian News, Russian Journal of Communication, 2016, DOI: 10.1080/19409419.2016.1140590

Simons, G., Создание альтернативной реальности:западные нарративы о вмешательстве России в Сирийский конфликт, ВЕСТНИК МОСКОВСКОГО ГОСУДАРСТВЕННОГО ОБЛАСТНОГО УНИВЕРСИТЕТА, серия ИСТОРИЯ И ПОЛИТИЧЕСКИЕ НАУКИ, №5, 2015, pp. 42-46

Simons, G., Russian Media and Censorship: A Means or an End?, Russian Journal of Communication, vol. 7, issue 3, 2015, pp. 300-312