Olga Litvyak, PhD

Research Associate

Kolingasse 14-16
1090 Wien


T: +43-1-4277-483 02
eMail: olga.litvyak@univie.ac.at
Twitter: @olgaltv



Olga Litvyak was a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Computational Communication Science Lab headed by Professor Hajo Boomgaarden.

After graduating from the St. Petersburg State University with a diploma degree in German language and literature, Olga studied political science at the European University at St. Petersburg (MA 2010) and political science and public administration at the University of Konstanz (MA 2014).

Before joining the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna, she was employed as a doctoral researcher in a SNSF-funded project "Party strategies and the dynamics of electoral competition in multiparty democracies" headed by professor Anke Tresch at the Institute for Political Studies, University of Lausanne. In July 2019, Olga defended her PhD thesis "Explaining framing strategies in national election campaigns in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands (2009-2017)" exploring issue engagement and framing for the issues of energy and migration.

Since 2015 Olga has been involved into the Comparative Agendas project that studies policy dynamics across the world and currently leads the Russian project.

Olga's research focuses on the comparative analysis of election campaigns, issue engagement and party competition, and political communication, in particular framing.