I am a linguist, lawyer, teacher, journalist, and writer. I was born in Soviet Russia to Holocaust survivors from Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. I have degrees in Russian Literature, Slavic Languages, Linguistics, and Law, from Rutgers University and the University of California, Berkeley. I cover an eclectic range of topics, though my work focuses on the language of propaganda, the media, cross-cultural communication, and human rights and civil society, particularly in Russia, Ukraine and other former Soviet states. Bylines at @euromaidanpress, @stopfakingnews. You can usually find me on Twitter @PaulaChertok.
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