Research and Creative Interests
- Privacy law
- legal anthropolgy and area studies
Antonina completed her undergraduate degree at NYU in Economics and Italian Cinema, honors thesis, “Social and Economic Aspects of Italian Neo-Realism: a Comparison Between Fellini’s La Dolce Vita and Principles of Erich Fromm’s Humanistic Philosophy.”
Before moving to Bloomington from New York city to attend Maurer School of Law, she worked as a trusts and estates paralegal in a boutique law firm, and later as an electronic discovery one for a large international law firm. Before joining the Telecommunications Department of Media School to continue her graduate studies, Antonina completed a dual degree in law and one in area studies at Robert F. Byrnes Russian East European Institute, both at Indiana University.
The combination of her experiences evolved into her present study focus: adoption of facial recognition technologies in Russia and the US. What laws, and legal and social processes affect these technologies’ regulation in each country, especially in light of privacy-related law-making?
A longitudinal study, “A Critical Approach to Investigating Communication Practices of Marginalized Populations Using Longitudinal Field Experiments” with Prof. Amy Gonzales and four other Media School graduate students, 2018
US-Russia Social Expertise Exchange Fellowship in Moscow, Russia, Rule of Law category, 2014
Moscow-based human rights NGO, “Public Verdict,” during SEE Fellowship, “Police oversight in big Russian cities and the roles of rule of law and civil society,” 2014