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Alina Bychkova

Nottingham Trent University

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United Kingdom

Alina Bychkova has recently gained a doctoral degree at Nottingham Trent University (UK). Alina’s research is situated within critical discourse studies and looks at the ideological component of green governance. Her doctoral study explores the rhetoric of climate change in Central Asia focusing on the ideological ties in regional environmental policies.

Alina’s interest in the discourses of climate change started with her studies at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow, where she explored environmental views in Russia and Europe. Alina’s MA thesis looked at climate change discourse in Russian media with a focus on climate scepticism. The study resulted in two collaborative projects on climate change perceptions in Bulgaria and climate scepticism in Russian and American science.

Alina is an Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations at Nottingham Trent University.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Communications research Climate Justice Public opinion

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Bychkova, A., & Poberezhskaya, M. (2023). Climate change education in Central Asia: the role of politics, media and NGO. NORRAG. Special Issue, NSI (07). https://resources.norrag.org/resource/732/education-in-times-of-climate-change 

Poberezhskaya, M., & Bychkova, A. (2021). Kazakhstans climate change policy: reflecting national strength, green economy aspirations and international agenda. Post-Communist Economies, 1-22. https://doi.org/10.1080/14631377.2021.1943916 

Dronin, N., & Bychkova, A. (2018). Perceptions of American and Russian environmental scientists of todays key environmental issues: a comparative analysis. Environment, Development and Sustainability, 20(5), 2095-2105. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10668-017-9979-8