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. 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).
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, democratic backsliding, and online campaigns.
Her research has been funded by social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp; the British Academy, and the Knight Foundation (USA).

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 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.

Publications

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Number of items: 16.

2022

McKernan, B., Stromer-Galley, J., Korsunska, A., Bolden, S. E., Rossini, P. and Hemsley, J. (2022) A human-centered design approach to creating tools to help journalists monitor digital political ads: insights and challenges. Digital Journalism, (doi: 10.1080/21670811.2022.2064321) (Early Online Publication)

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)

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.

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

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)

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)

This list was generated on Tue Oct 4 22:47:31 2022 BST.
Number of items: 16.

Articles

McKernan, B., Stromer-Galley, J., Korsunska, A., Bolden, S. E., Rossini, P. and Hemsley, J. (2022) A human-centered design approach to creating tools to help journalists monitor digital political ads: insights and challenges. Digital Journalism, (doi: 10.1080/21670811.2022.2064321) (Early Online Publication)

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.

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)

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)

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) 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)

This list was generated on Tue Oct 4 22:47:31 2022 BST.

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)
  • Conspiracy theories
  • Democratic backsliding
  • Political participation