Cristian Vaccari (PhD, IULM University in Milan, 2006) is Reader in Political Communication at Loughborough University. He studies political communication by elites and citizens in comparative perspective using a variety of methods. From January 2019 he will serve as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Press/Politics. He is the author of Digital Politics in Western Democracies: A Comparative Study (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). His personal website can be found at http://www.cristianvaccari.com. He tweets as @25lettori.