Siegel’s research uses social media data, social network analysis, and textual analysis to explore mass and elite political behavior in the Arab World. In 2018, she received her PhD from NYU’s Department of Politics. Previously, Siegel was a Junior Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a CASA at the American University in Cairo.
Britain’s vote to leave the European Union caused a dramatic surge in Brexit-related tweets. Our analysis of millions of them provides key insights into the success of the “leave” campaign, the surprising dominance of economic issues in the online debate, and the referendum’s increasingly global audience.
The meager voter turnout at Egypt's first parliamentary elections since 2012 has been chalked up to apathy and frustration among Egyptian citizens, but an analysis of 500,000 tweets indicates that citizens’ distrust, exclusion and alienation from Egyptian politics is to blame.