Vadim Golubev

Head of the Information Monitoring Department of the Planetary Development Institute

Golubev was born in 1970 in the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. He received a degree in Germanic Languages from St Petersburg State University, Russia. His qualifications included interpreting and translating between Russian, English and French as well as teaching English and French. During his undergraduate course, he did a three-month simultaneous interpreting internship at the Department of Russian, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK. He received a Ph.D. Degree in Philology from St Petersburg State University in 1996. His thesis focused on argumentation in the American print media. Dr Golubev spent the academic year of 1997-98 at the University of Iowa, USA as a Junior Faculty Development Program fellow doing his post-doc research in media argumentation, rhetoric and communication. From 1998 to 2002, he combined several positions at St Petersburg State University: Associate Professor of the Department of English Philology and Translation; Director of St Petersburg Fedorov Centre for Translation Studies; and Director of Canadian Studies Centre. He worked on secondment at Heriot-Watt University and the University of Edinburgh, UK from 2002 to 2005. He has been running the Department of English for the Faculty of Journalism, St Petersburg State University since 2006. Between 2008 and 2011 he added the position of the Head of the International Office of the Faculty of Journalism to his main job while in the academic year of 2012-2013 he also worked as Head of the Department of Foreign Languages, Baltic Academy of Tourism and Entrepreneurship, a private higher education institution of St Petersburg. Dr Golubev is the author of over forty papers in Russian and international journals. His research interests include argumentation in the media, the role of media in public diplomacy and propaganda and translation studies. Dr Golubev has translated two argumentation textbooks from English into Russian.

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