Rajeshwari Majumdar Rajeshwari Majumdar is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at NYU. She studies political behavior in developing countries, focusing on group identity and misperceptions about politics. She earned her B.A. degrees from the University of Connecticut, where she majored in Economics, Mathematics-Statistics, and Political Science.
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Mikdat Yildirim Mikdat Yildirim is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Politics at NYU. He studies extremism, hate speech and measures to counter it on social media. He holds bachelor's degrees in political science and economics from Bogazici University, Turkey.
Last fall — ahead of the 2020 elections — CSMaP brought together leading scholars to explore the relationship between new media technologies and democratic politics. Our CSMaP Seminar Series aimed to highlight the latest research and identify future research needed in the lead-up to and aftermath of the elections. Speakers presented research on topics such as fighting the effects of misinformation, social media and protest participation, electoral interference strategies, and how political elites are responding to new information environments. Click through for more details and webinar recordings.
Steven Lloyd Wilson email@example.com Personal Site Google Scholar Dr. Steven Lloyd Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Politics at Brandeis University. He is also a project manager for the Varieties of Democracy Institute, and a co-PI of the Digital Society Project. His research focuses on comparative democratization, cyber-security, and the effect of the Internet and social media on authoritarian regimes, particularly in the post-Soviet world.
Haohan Chen firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Site Haohan Chen received his PhD in Political Science and MS in Statistical Science from Duke University in December 2019. He studies political communication on social media in authoritarian and democratic regimes. He also develops computational tools to analyze text and network data in social media political discourse, with a focus on scalable and interpretable Bayesian dynamic modeling. Prior to CSMaP, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UPenn's Center for the Study of Contemporary China. This fall, he will be joining the University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor of Politics and Public [...]
Mary Macdonald email@example.com Maggie received her Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University in August 2020 and her Bachelors from Elon University in 2015. She studies political communication and American politics, with a focus on elections. Her main area of interest is how political actors, such as politicians and their campaigns, strategically use new technologies like social media to achieve their goals and what the effect (if any) of these behaviors are.
James Bisbee firstname.lastname@example.org Personal Site James Bisbee is a Postdoctoral Fellow at NYU's CSMaP. Prior to NYU, James was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton's Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. His research focuses the effects of economic dislocation on politics. He is also interested in understanding the anti-globalist backlash against open borders in advanced industrial democracies. He conducts all this research using quantitative methods, with a focus on the external validity of causally identified relationships.
Rachel Connolly email@example.com Rachel Connolly is a research engineer at CSMaP. She previously worked on identity resolution as a software engineer and in computer science education. Rachel earned her Bachelor's in Computer Science from the University of Michigan. She is interested in network science, information cascade, and the behavior of new voters on social media.
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Social Media and Democracy: The State of the Field and Prospects for Reform Our co-director, Joshua Tucker, has co-edited a volume exploring the field of social media research with Nathaniel Persily, co-director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center. The text chronicles the recent explosion of research at the intersection of social media and democracy — and the resulting new field that brings together political scientists, economists, psychologists, communication scholars, and other researchers from different corners of academia. The book, out last September 2020, is published by Cambridge University Press. Download the final chapter below, which details the legal barriers [...]