Dr Patricia Rossini

  • Senior Lecturer in Communications, Media & Democracy (Politics)

Biography

Patrícia Rossini (Ph.D., 2017, Federal University of Minas Gerais) is a Senior Lecturer in Communication, Media & Democracy at the University of Glasgow, where she teaches courses related to political communication and social media, as well as quantitative methodologies. She is also the convenor of the Political Communication MSc/MRes.
Broadly speaking, Patrícia studies the interplay between political communication and technologies, with a focus on digital threats to democracy—specifically, uncivil and intolerant online discourse, mis- and disinformation, as well as (dark) participation and democratic backsliding. 
In 2023, she received the Walter Lippmann Best Published Article Award in Political Communication for “Beyond Incivility: Understanding Patterns of Uncivil and Intolerant Discourse in Online Political Talk”, given by the Political Communication division of the American Political Science Association. 
Prior to joining UofG, she was an inaugural Derby Fellow in the Department of Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool (2019-22), and a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University (2017-19).

Research interests

Patrícia is a Principal Investigator in a grant awarded by Facebook to investigate perceptions of uncivil and intolerant discourse online in four countries, in a British Academy Small Grant to study democratic backsliding in the 2022 presidential elections in Brazil, and a grant awarded by Google to study the causes and remedies of persisting electoral disinformation in Brazil. 

She is also co-PI in three externally funded projects: a grant awarded by Twitter to study conversational dynamics around polarization, incivility, and intolerance in discussions around contentious and non-contentious topics in the U.S. and the U.K.; a comparative research project funded by Facebook to study visual misinformation on social media and mobile messaging apps in eight countries across five continents; and a Knight Foundation grant to study social media advertising in the 2020 US presidential campaign, as part of the Illuminating project.

Prior projects include a grant awarded by WhatsApp to study misinformation and political discussion in Brazil. 

 

Publications

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Jump to: 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016
Number of items: 35.

2023

Novotná, M., Macková, A., Bieliková, K. and Rossini, P. (2023) Barriers to participation in polarized online discussions about Covid-19 and the Russo-Ukrainian War. Media and Communication, 11(3), pp. 274-284. (doi: 10.17645/mac.v11i3.6657)

Rossini, P. and Kalogeropoulos, A. (2023) Don’t talk to strangers? The role of network composition, WhatsApp groups, and partisanship in explaining beliefs in misinformation about COVID-19 in Brazil. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2023.2234902) (Early Online Publication)

Stromer-Galley, J. and Rossini, P. (2023) Categorizing political campaign messages on social media using supervised machine learning. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2023.2231436) (Early Online Publication)

Rossini, P. (2023) Reassessing the role of inclusion in political communication research. Political Communication, (doi: 10.1080/10584609.2023.2220666) (Early Online Publication)

Rossini, P. , Southern, R., Harmer, E. and Stromer-Falley, J. (2023) Unleash Britain’s potential (to go negative): campaign negativity in the 2017 and 2019 UK general elections on Facebook. Political Studies Review, (doi: 10.1177/14789299231171308) (Early Online Publication)

Rossini, P. (2023) Farewell to big data? Studying misinformation in mobile messaging applications. Political Communication, 40(3), pp. 361-366. (doi: 10.1080/10584609.2023.2193563)

Rossini, P. , Mont'Alverne, C. and Kalogeropoulos, A. (2023) Explaining beliefs in electoral misinformation in the 2022 Brazilian election: the role of ideology, political trust, social media, and messaging apps. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, 4(3), (doi: 10.37016/mr-2020-115)

McKernan, B., Stromer-Galley, J., Korsunska, A., Bolden, S. E., Rossini, P. and Hemsley, J. (2023) A human-centered design approach to creating tools to help journalists monitor digital political ads: insights and challenges. Digital Journalism, 11(3), pp. 411-430. (doi: 10.1080/21670811.2022.2064321)

Hada, R., Ebrahimi Fard, A., Shugars, S., Bianchi, F., Rossini, P. , Hovy, D., Tromble, R. and Tintarev, N. (2023) Beyond Digital "Echo Chambers": the Role of Viewpoint Diversity in Political Discussion. In: Sixteenth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM '23), Singapore, Singapore, 27 Feb - 03 Mar 2023, pp. 33-41. ISBN 9781450394079 (doi: 10.1145/3539597.3570487)

2022

Rossini, P. (2022) Beyond incivility: understanding patterns of uncivil and intolerant discourse in online political talk. Communication Research, 49(3), pp. 399-425. (doi: 10.1177/0093650220921314)

2021

Stromer-Galley, J., Rossini, P. , Hemsley, J., Bolden, S. E. and McKernan, B. (2021) Political messaging over time: A comparison of US presidential candidate Facebook posts and Tweets in 2016 and 2020. Social Media and Society, 7(4), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.1177/20563051211063465)

Rossini, P. , Stromer-Galley, J., Baptista, E. A. and Veiga de Oliveira, V. (2021) Dysfunctional information sharing on WhatsApp and Facebook: The role of political talk, cross-cutting exposure and social corrections. New Media and Society, 23(8), pp. 2430-2451. (doi: 10.1177/1461444820928059)

Rossini, P. , Stromer-Galley, J. and Korsunska, A. (2021) More than 'Fake News'?: The media as a malicious gatekeeper and a bully in the discourse of candidates in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Journal of Language and Politics, 20(5), pp. 676-695. (doi: 10.1075/jlp.21033.ros)

Vidgen, B., Nguyen, D., Margetts, H., Rossini, P. and Tromble, R. (2021) Introducing CAD: the Contextual Abuse Dataset. In: 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, 06-11 Jun 2021, pp. 2289-2303. (doi: 10.18653/v1/2021.naacl-main.182)

Green, M. et al. (2021) Identifying how COVID-19-related misinformation reacts to the announcement of the UK national lockdown: An interrupted time-series study. Big Data and Society, 8(1), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.1177/20539517211013869)

Rossini, P. (2021) More than just shouting? Distinguishing interpersonal-directed and elite-directed incivility in online political talk. Social Media and Society, 7(2), (doi: 10.1177/20563051211008827)

Rossini, P. , Stromer-Galley, J. and Zhang, F. (2021) Exploring the relationship between campaign discourse on facebook and the public's comments: A case study of incivility during the 2016 US presidential election. Political Studies, 69(1), pp. 89-107. (doi: 10.1177/0032321719890818)

Rossini, P. , Baptista, É. A., Veiga de Oliveira, V. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2021) Digital media landscape in Brazil: political (mis)information and participation on facebook and whatsApp. Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, 1, pp. 1-27. (doi: 10.51685/jqd.2021.015)

Rossini, P. and Maia, R. (2021) Characterizing disagreement in online political talk: examining incivility and opinion expression on news websites and facebook in Brazil. Journal of Deliberative Democracy, 17(1), pp. 90-104.

Rossini, P. , Sturm-Wikerson, H. and Johnson, T. J. (2021) A wall of incivility? Public discourse and immigration in the 2016 U.S. Primaries. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 18(3), pp. 243-257. (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2020.1858218)

Stromer-Galley, J. et al. (2021) Flexible versus structured support for reasoning: enhancing analytical reasoning through a flexible analytic technique. Intelligence and National Security, 36(2), pp. 279-298. (doi: 10.1080/02684527.2020.1841466)

2020

Rossini, P. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2020) Citizen Deliberation Online. In: Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 690-712. ISBN 9780190860806 (doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190860806.013.14)

Rossini, P. (2020) Beyond toxicity in the online public sphere: understanding incivility in online political talk. In: Dutton, W. H. (ed.) A Research Agenda for Digital Politics. Series: Elgar Research Agendas. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, pp. 160-170.

2019

Baptista, E. A., Rossini, P. , Oliveira, V. V. d. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2019) A circulação da (des)informação polí­tica no WhatsApp e no Facebook. Lumina, 13(3), pp. 29-46. (doi: 10.34019/1981-4070.2019.v13.28667)

Rossini, P. (2019) Toxic for whom? Examining targets of uncivil and intolerant discourse in online political talk. In: Moy, P. and Matheson, D. (eds.) Voices: exploring the shifting contours of communication. Series: ICA International Communication Association. Annual Conference Theme Book Series, 6. Peter Lang: New York, pp. 221-242. ISBN 9781433162541

Rossini, P. (2019) Disentangling uncivil and intolerant discourse in online political talk. In: Boatright, R. G., Shaffer, T. J., Sobieraj, S. and Young, D. G. (eds.) A Crisis of Civility? Political Discourse and Its Discontents. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 142-157. ISBN 9781138484429 (doi: 10.4324/9781351051989-9)

2018

Stromer-Galley, J., Rossini, P. G.C. , Kenski, K., Folkestad, J., McKernan, B., Martey, R. M., Clegg, B., Østerlund, C. and Schooler, L. (2018) User-centered design and experimentation to develop effective software for evidence-based reasoning in the intelligence community: the trackable reasoning and analysis for crowdsourcing and evaluation (TRACE) project. Computing in Science Engineering, 20(6), pp. 35-42. (doi: 10.1109/MCSE.2018.2873859)

Maia, R. C.M., Cal, D., Oliveira, V. V., Vimeiro, A. C., Hauber, G. and Rossini, P. G.C. (2018) Deliberation across a space of reasons: assessing epistemic changes in group discussions. Human Communication Research, 44(4), pp. 399-426. (doi: 10.1093/hcr/hqy007)

Rossini, P. , Hemsley, J., Tanupabrungsun, S., Zhang, F. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2018) Social media, opinion polls, and the use of persuasive messages during the 2016 US election primaries. Social Media and Society, 4(3), (doi: 10.1177/2056305118784774)

Rossini, P. , Stromer-Galley, J., Kenski, K., Hemsley, J., Zhang, F. and Dobreski, B. (2018) The relationship between race competitiveness, standing in the polls, and social media communication strategies during the 2014 U.S. gubernatorial campaigns. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 15(3), pp. 245-261. (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2018.1485606)

2017

Maia, R. C.M., Cal, D., Bargas, J. K.R., Oliveira, V. V., Rossini, P. G.C. and Sampaio, R. C. (2017) Authority and deliberative moments: assessing equality and inequality in deeply divided groups. Journal of Public Deliberation, 13(2), (doi: 10.16997/jdd.283)

Rossini, P. G.C. , Hemsley, J., Tanupabrungsun, S., Zhang, F., Robinson, J. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2017) Social Media, U.S. Presidential Campaigns, and Public Opinion Polls: Disentangling Effects. In: 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety17), Toronto, ON, Canada, 28-30 Jul 2017, p. 56. ISBN 9781450348478 (doi: 10.1145/3097286.3097342)

Rossini, P. G.C. (2017) Pax Technica: How The Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up Philip N. Howard. Journal of Communication, 67(3), E4-E5. (doi: 10.1111/jcom.12303)[Book Review]

2016

Rossini, P. G.C. and Maia, R. C. M. (2016) Is political participation online effective?: A case study of the e-democracy initiative conducted by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. In: Politics and Social Activism: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 844-865. (doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9461-3.ch043)

Rossini, P. and Oliveira, V. V. d. (2016) E-democracy and collaborative lawmaking: the discussion of the political reform in Brazil. International Journal of Communication, 10, pp. 4620-4640.

This list was generated on Tue Jun 18 23:53:42 2024 BST.
Number of items: 35.

Articles

Novotná, M., Macková, A., Bieliková, K. and Rossini, P. (2023) Barriers to participation in polarized online discussions about Covid-19 and the Russo-Ukrainian War. Media and Communication, 11(3), pp. 274-284. (doi: 10.17645/mac.v11i3.6657)

Rossini, P. and Kalogeropoulos, A. (2023) Don’t talk to strangers? The role of network composition, WhatsApp groups, and partisanship in explaining beliefs in misinformation about COVID-19 in Brazil. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2023.2234902) (Early Online Publication)

Stromer-Galley, J. and Rossini, P. (2023) Categorizing political campaign messages on social media using supervised machine learning. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2023.2231436) (Early Online Publication)

Rossini, P. (2023) Reassessing the role of inclusion in political communication research. Political Communication, (doi: 10.1080/10584609.2023.2220666) (Early Online Publication)

Rossini, P. , Southern, R., Harmer, E. and Stromer-Falley, J. (2023) Unleash Britain’s potential (to go negative): campaign negativity in the 2017 and 2019 UK general elections on Facebook. Political Studies Review, (doi: 10.1177/14789299231171308) (Early Online Publication)

Rossini, P. (2023) Farewell to big data? Studying misinformation in mobile messaging applications. Political Communication, 40(3), pp. 361-366. (doi: 10.1080/10584609.2023.2193563)

Rossini, P. , Mont'Alverne, C. and Kalogeropoulos, A. (2023) Explaining beliefs in electoral misinformation in the 2022 Brazilian election: the role of ideology, political trust, social media, and messaging apps. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, 4(3), (doi: 10.37016/mr-2020-115)

McKernan, B., Stromer-Galley, J., Korsunska, A., Bolden, S. E., Rossini, P. and Hemsley, J. (2023) A human-centered design approach to creating tools to help journalists monitor digital political ads: insights and challenges. Digital Journalism, 11(3), pp. 411-430. (doi: 10.1080/21670811.2022.2064321)

Rossini, P. (2022) Beyond incivility: understanding patterns of uncivil and intolerant discourse in online political talk. Communication Research, 49(3), pp. 399-425. (doi: 10.1177/0093650220921314)

Stromer-Galley, J., Rossini, P. , Hemsley, J., Bolden, S. E. and McKernan, B. (2021) Political messaging over time: A comparison of US presidential candidate Facebook posts and Tweets in 2016 and 2020. Social Media and Society, 7(4), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.1177/20563051211063465)

Rossini, P. , Stromer-Galley, J., Baptista, E. A. and Veiga de Oliveira, V. (2021) Dysfunctional information sharing on WhatsApp and Facebook: The role of political talk, cross-cutting exposure and social corrections. New Media and Society, 23(8), pp. 2430-2451. (doi: 10.1177/1461444820928059)

Rossini, P. , Stromer-Galley, J. and Korsunska, A. (2021) More than 'Fake News'?: The media as a malicious gatekeeper and a bully in the discourse of candidates in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Journal of Language and Politics, 20(5), pp. 676-695. (doi: 10.1075/jlp.21033.ros)

Green, M. et al. (2021) Identifying how COVID-19-related misinformation reacts to the announcement of the UK national lockdown: An interrupted time-series study. Big Data and Society, 8(1), pp. 1-13. (doi: 10.1177/20539517211013869)

Rossini, P. (2021) More than just shouting? Distinguishing interpersonal-directed and elite-directed incivility in online political talk. Social Media and Society, 7(2), (doi: 10.1177/20563051211008827)

Rossini, P. , Stromer-Galley, J. and Zhang, F. (2021) Exploring the relationship between campaign discourse on facebook and the public's comments: A case study of incivility during the 2016 US presidential election. Political Studies, 69(1), pp. 89-107. (doi: 10.1177/0032321719890818)

Rossini, P. , Baptista, É. A., Veiga de Oliveira, V. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2021) Digital media landscape in Brazil: political (mis)information and participation on facebook and whatsApp. Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media, 1, pp. 1-27. (doi: 10.51685/jqd.2021.015)

Rossini, P. and Maia, R. (2021) Characterizing disagreement in online political talk: examining incivility and opinion expression on news websites and facebook in Brazil. Journal of Deliberative Democracy, 17(1), pp. 90-104.

Rossini, P. , Sturm-Wikerson, H. and Johnson, T. J. (2021) A wall of incivility? Public discourse and immigration in the 2016 U.S. Primaries. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 18(3), pp. 243-257. (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2020.1858218)

Stromer-Galley, J. et al. (2021) Flexible versus structured support for reasoning: enhancing analytical reasoning through a flexible analytic technique. Intelligence and National Security, 36(2), pp. 279-298. (doi: 10.1080/02684527.2020.1841466)

Baptista, E. A., Rossini, P. , Oliveira, V. V. d. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2019) A circulação da (des)informação polí­tica no WhatsApp e no Facebook. Lumina, 13(3), pp. 29-46. (doi: 10.34019/1981-4070.2019.v13.28667)

Stromer-Galley, J., Rossini, P. G.C. , Kenski, K., Folkestad, J., McKernan, B., Martey, R. M., Clegg, B., Østerlund, C. and Schooler, L. (2018) User-centered design and experimentation to develop effective software for evidence-based reasoning in the intelligence community: the trackable reasoning and analysis for crowdsourcing and evaluation (TRACE) project. Computing in Science Engineering, 20(6), pp. 35-42. (doi: 10.1109/MCSE.2018.2873859)

Maia, R. C.M., Cal, D., Oliveira, V. V., Vimeiro, A. C., Hauber, G. and Rossini, P. G.C. (2018) Deliberation across a space of reasons: assessing epistemic changes in group discussions. Human Communication Research, 44(4), pp. 399-426. (doi: 10.1093/hcr/hqy007)

Rossini, P. , Hemsley, J., Tanupabrungsun, S., Zhang, F. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2018) Social media, opinion polls, and the use of persuasive messages during the 2016 US election primaries. Social Media and Society, 4(3), (doi: 10.1177/2056305118784774)

Rossini, P. , Stromer-Galley, J., Kenski, K., Hemsley, J., Zhang, F. and Dobreski, B. (2018) The relationship between race competitiveness, standing in the polls, and social media communication strategies during the 2014 U.S. gubernatorial campaigns. Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 15(3), pp. 245-261. (doi: 10.1080/19331681.2018.1485606)

Maia, R. C.M., Cal, D., Bargas, J. K.R., Oliveira, V. V., Rossini, P. G.C. and Sampaio, R. C. (2017) Authority and deliberative moments: assessing equality and inequality in deeply divided groups. Journal of Public Deliberation, 13(2), (doi: 10.16997/jdd.283)

Rossini, P. and Oliveira, V. V. d. (2016) E-democracy and collaborative lawmaking: the discussion of the political reform in Brazil. International Journal of Communication, 10, pp. 4620-4640.

Book Sections

Rossini, P. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2020) Citizen Deliberation Online. In: Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 690-712. ISBN 9780190860806 (doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190860806.013.14)

Rossini, P. (2020) Beyond toxicity in the online public sphere: understanding incivility in online political talk. In: Dutton, W. H. (ed.) A Research Agenda for Digital Politics. Series: Elgar Research Agendas. Edward Elgar Publishing: Cheltenham, pp. 160-170.

Rossini, P. (2019) Toxic for whom? Examining targets of uncivil and intolerant discourse in online political talk. In: Moy, P. and Matheson, D. (eds.) Voices: exploring the shifting contours of communication. Series: ICA International Communication Association. Annual Conference Theme Book Series, 6. Peter Lang: New York, pp. 221-242. ISBN 9781433162541

Rossini, P. (2019) Disentangling uncivil and intolerant discourse in online political talk. In: Boatright, R. G., Shaffer, T. J., Sobieraj, S. and Young, D. G. (eds.) A Crisis of Civility? Political Discourse and Its Discontents. Routledge: New York, NY, pp. 142-157. ISBN 9781138484429 (doi: 10.4324/9781351051989-9)

Rossini, P. G.C. and Maia, R. C. M. (2016) Is political participation online effective?: A case study of the e-democracy initiative conducted by the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies. In: Politics and Social Activism: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 844-865. (doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9461-3.ch043)

Book Reviews

Rossini, P. G.C. (2017) Pax Technica: How The Internet of Things May Set Us Free or Lock Us Up Philip N. Howard. Journal of Communication, 67(3), E4-E5. (doi: 10.1111/jcom.12303)[Book Review]

Conference Proceedings

Hada, R., Ebrahimi Fard, A., Shugars, S., Bianchi, F., Rossini, P. , Hovy, D., Tromble, R. and Tintarev, N. (2023) Beyond Digital "Echo Chambers": the Role of Viewpoint Diversity in Political Discussion. In: Sixteenth ACM International Conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM '23), Singapore, Singapore, 27 Feb - 03 Mar 2023, pp. 33-41. ISBN 9781450394079 (doi: 10.1145/3539597.3570487)

Vidgen, B., Nguyen, D., Margetts, H., Rossini, P. and Tromble, R. (2021) Introducing CAD: the Contextual Abuse Dataset. In: 2021 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, 06-11 Jun 2021, pp. 2289-2303. (doi: 10.18653/v1/2021.naacl-main.182)

Rossini, P. G.C. , Hemsley, J., Tanupabrungsun, S., Zhang, F., Robinson, J. and Stromer-Galley, J. (2017) Social Media, U.S. Presidential Campaigns, and Public Opinion Polls: Disentangling Effects. In: 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society (#SMSociety17), Toronto, ON, Canada, 28-30 Jul 2017, p. 56. ISBN 9781450348478 (doi: 10.1145/3097286.3097342)

This list was generated on Tue Jun 18 23:53:42 2024 BST.

Grants

2022-2023 Principal Investigator. "Investigating the Causes and Remedies of Persisting Electoral Disinformation: The Aftermath of the 2022 Presidential Elections in Brazil." Google (Unrestricted Gift). $ 99,980.

2022-2023 Principal Investigator. “Democratic Renewal or Backsliding? Investigating Disinformation, Political Intolerance, and Polarization in the 2022 Presidential Elections in Brazil”. British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grants.£ 9,960.

2021-2023 Principal Investigator. "What Makes Social Media Content Harmful? A User-Centric Comparative Approach".Facebook Content Governance Awards (Unrestricted Gift), $ 99,834.60. 

2020 Principal Investigator. ‘It’s on WhatsApp, so it must be true!’: Social media and news use as pathways to explain (mis)perceptions and behaviours about Covid-19. University of Liverpool Covid-19 ODA Rapid Response. £ 9,800.

2019 - 2022 Co-Investigator. "Devising metrics for assessing echo chambers, incivility, and intolerance."  Twitter. $ 1.3 million. 

2019 - 2020 Co-Investigator. Illuminating 2020. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Grant. $ 148,396. 

2019-2020 Co-Investigator. Visual Misinformation in Global Perspective: Platforms, Devices, and Users. Facebook Integrity Foundation Research Awards (Unrestricted Gift). $ 150,000. 

2019-2020 Principal Investigator. WhatsApp as a source of political participation and (mis)information in Brazil.WhatsApp Misinformation and Social Science Research Awards (Unrestricted Gift). $ 49,739. 

Supervision

I welcome Ph.D. projects focused on the interplay between politics and digital media, including:

  • Online incivility
  • Online harassment and abuse
  • Political discussion
  • Political campaigning
  • The spread of mis- and disinformation (including its effects)
  • Democratic backsliding

Teaching

Politics & Social Media (Honours)