Dr Tina Burrett

Subject: Political Science

Department/institution: Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, Japan

Contact details: tburrett@sophia.ac.jp


Dr Tina Burrett is Associate Professor of  Political Science at the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, Japan. Her research focuses on political leadership and media freedom, especially in Asia and Russia. She is the co-editor of Japan in the Heisei Era 1989-2019 (Routledge, 2021), Press Freedom in Contemporary Asia (Routledge, 2020) and the author of Television and Presidential Power in Putin’s Russia (Routledge, 2011). Her recent scholarship also includes ‘Litvinenko and Skripal Compared: Hyper-Partisanship and the Russian Media’, The Routledge Companion to Political Journalism (Editors J. Morrison, J. Birks and M. Berry, Routledge, 2021); ‘Charting Putin’s Shifting Populism in the Russian Media 2000-2020’ Politics and Governance 8(2) 2020; ‘Russian Television Coverage of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election’, Demokratizatsiya 26(3) 2018; and ‘Mixed Signals: Democratization and the Myanmar Media’, Politics and Governance 5(3) 2017.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) project that Dr Burrett will conduct while at Clare Hall investigates changing representations of Russia’s international allies and adversaries on Russian state television during Vladimir Putin’s twenty-year presidency. The project analyses changes in how China, Japan, the UK, the EU, Ukraine and the United States are presented by Russia’s media as a window into the shifting values and perceptions held by Russian state leaders that underpin their foreign policy.

From 2001 to 2006, Dr Burrett was a graduate student at Clare Hall. She has worked in the British, Canadian, European and Japanese parliaments. She also writes for the Japan Times and New Internationalist.