Author profile: Sofia Romansky

How MONUSCO Contributed to Constructing the DRC as the ‘Dark Heart’ of Africa

Sofia Romansky • Oct 16 2020 • Essays

The role and scope of MONUSCO forces in the DRC were greatly influenced by Western perceptions of the country as the “dark” heart of Africa.

On Memes and Men: How Gendered Memes Influenced Trump’s 2016 Election Legitimacy

Sofia Romansky • Aug 26 2020 • Essays

Gendered memes aided Trump’s election by representing him as a hyper-masculine leader, granting him authoritative power and reinforcing his positive political identity.

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