Maria Rikitianskaia (b. 1991) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Media and Journalism of Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland. She holds a PhD degree in Communication Sciences (2018) from USI Lugano, MA in Cultural Management and BS in Cultural Studies from the National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Her most recent works, among others, have been published in the Journal of Communication and edited volumes on the transnational radio research and history of popular culture and media. Her research focuses on the history of wireless communication, from radiotelegraphy during World War I to the wireless and mobile networks of the present day.