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Dinara is working on her Ph.D. project at SKOK. Her Ph.D. project is dedicated to how Anglophone racial categories and the idiom of 'race as resistance' travel through intersectional feminist activism and pop culture (hip-hop). She proposes a framework of racial translation to interrogate this process and looks at two distinct racial translation projects: a grassroots Russophone intersectional feminist community engaged in English to Russian translation and adaptation of US-American intersectional feminist discourses and racial categories, and the main antagonist of Russian hip-hop authenticity, Tatar-Jewish rapper Timati, who brought US Black aesthetics into post-Soviet Russia. Using the insights from translation studies and transnational perspectives on racialization, the thesis examines the translation strategies of these two projects and their implications. It also looks at how the stigma of translation (accusations of foreignness, unoriginality, imitation), haunting both translation projects, gets negotiated within the larger fields of grassroots Russophone feminisms and Russian popular music.
Dinara has an educational background in sociology and gender studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, Bielefeld University, Germany, and St. Petersburg State University, Russia. In her Master's thesis, Dinara studied digital moral activism and anti-LGBT activism in Russian-speaking media.
As part of her Ph.D. project, Dinara participated in the international collaboration New tools for transnational analysis in postgraduate intersectional gender research – towards long-term international collaborations in doctoral and postdoctoral training. This was a collaboration between institutions for gender studies at universities in Linköping, Budapest, Cape Town and Bergen.
While researching at SKOK, Dinara is a member of the research group Fundamental Questions in Gender Research. This is an interdisciplinary group with members from across faculties. Dinara also actively engages with Russian studies at UiB and is a member of the research group there.
- Paper: "When post-feminism meets Russian post-coloniality: examining Tatar makeover show Min", during FEMCORUS' symposium Rewired and revamped? Media & trans/national feminisms in Europe and beyond, University of Tampere, 12.05.22
- Paper: "Racial translation in intersectionality’s and hip-hop’s eastward travels. The case of Russophone grassroots feminist translations of intersectionality and Timati’s hip-hop" as part of the seminar series FEMCORUS (the Academy of Finland project Mediated Feminism(s) in Contemporary Russia (FEMCORUS), University of Tampere, 10.11.22
- Paper: Beard Against the West: (non)Russian Hip-Hop Masculinities Confronting Sexual Perversion at Junior Scholars Symposium: Gender (in a Time of) Trouble: Studying Slavic Sexualities Now, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University, 30.09.22
- Paper: The privilege to know: power, stigma and authority in Russophone feminist translations of intersectionality. Buzzing feminisms in times of ‘conservative turn at the international Workshop: Post-Soviet Women – New Challenges and Ways to Empowerment, Uppsala University, 28.09.22
- Panelist in "Rethinking the concept of 'race' in gender studies in the Nordic context" during the NORA conference 2022. Postdoctoral fellow Redi Koobak moderated the panel and professor Randi Gressgård also participated from SKOK. 22.06.2022
- Press release about experts at UiB in relation to Queer Culture Year/Pride 2022: Eksperter fra UiB: Skeivt kulturår/Pride 2022
- Book review of The Cultural is Political: Intersections of Russian Art and State Politics - Nordisk Østforum, 36/2022
- Book launch of The Cultural is Political: Intersections of Russian Art and State Politics - 22 March 2021
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- (2021). Book launch: The Cultural is Political: Intersections of Russian Art and State Politics.
- (2020). #Russianrapisracist vs #RussianNaziPurgeParty: On Geopolitics, Trolling and the Mistranslation of Race in a Twitter Controversy.
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Yangeldina, Dinara (2020) #Russianrapisracist vs #RussianNaziPurgeParty: On Geopolitics, Trolling and the Mistranslation of Race in a Twitter Controversy, in The Cultural is Political: Intersections of Russian Art and State Politics. Bergen: Dept of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen.
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