Slavic and Eurasian Studies

Adam Hanzel

B.A. in Russian, E European & Eurasian Studies; B.A. in Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

Master's Candidate
Adam Hanzel



Russian Far Right Ideation | Russian Orthodox Church Socio-Political Ideology | Propaganda Analysis | Russian Orthodox Church and Russian Federation Symphonia | Russian Orthodox Church Missions | Old Believers | Computational Linguistics | Sentiment Analysis | Deep Learning and Neural Networks | natural language processing | discourse and pragmatics | NLP in social contexts.


Adam Hanzel is a master's candidate at the University of Texas at Austin focusing on socio-political ideation and ideology. He holds a B.A. in Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies as well as a B.A. in linguistics both from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently holds two positions within the ISPRII (The Initiative for the Study of Socio-Political Ideation and Ideology) group at the University of Texas as the digital projects intern and as a student researcher. 

Adam focuses his research on analysis of the ideal of symphonia between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Federation as well as the implicit and explicit relations this ideal has towards Russian far-right political movements. Adam's research implores both qualitative methodology in discourse analysis as well as computational linguistic quantitative analysis. To that end, Adam is proficient in python, object-oriented programming (OOP), and natural language processing. He has an intermediate understanding of neural networks, deep learning, and text to speech synthesis.

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