Dr Patricia Rossini
- Senior Lecturer in Communications, Media & Democracy (Politics)
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 in a grant awarded by WhatsApp to study misinformation and political discussion 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.
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)
- Conspiracy theories
- Democratic backsliding
- Political participation