Swedish right-wingers online during the initial phases of the corona virus

Yours truly presenting online

At the end of may, in the middle of the virus craziness, I had the opportunity to take part of an online seminar on anti-democratic and extremist responses to Covid19 – mobilisations in and around Sweden organised by the research platform Rethinking Democracy at the Faculty of Culture and Society, […]

“O Canada”

Informative panel on “Agenda Setting & Issue Framing” addressing indigenous representation and voices and discourses on immigration in Canadian 2019 election, Digital Ecosystem Research Challenge Ottawa #digitalelxn pic.twitter.com/Olgy0ISzKq

— Megan Boler (@meganboler) February 21, 2020

I am back in Oslo after a few days in Ottawa where I presented some of my ongoing […]

Right-wingers on the rise online: Insights from the 2018 Swedish elections

Academic publishing is a funny business – while double blind peer review is probably the best way we have at our disposal to assess the quality of scientific contributions, it is by no means a perfect system. This paper – “Right-wingers on the rise online: Insights from the 2018 Swedish elections” – was just […]

“Don’t wanna hurt no kangaroo”

I’m wrapping up my stay at QUT in Brisbane where I have participated in the #AoIR2019 conference. This year, I presented some ongoing work about the changing nature of popular political party posts over time. I also served as an advisor in the Early Career Scholars Workshop which was organised as a preconference.

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We won a prize

They almost got the last name right. Almost.

A paper I co-authored with Øyvind Ihlen and Ketil Raknes was recently awarded the best paper award during the 2019 EUPRERA conference. Here’s what the jury had to say about our paper, entitled “The democratic success of Twitter as a lobbying tool”:

The paper discusses the […]

September in Berlin

I’m spending September in Berlin, more specifically as a research fellow at the Weizenbaum Institut für die vernetzte Gesellschaft. During my time here, I’ve given a couple of talks (evidence below) and planned out work on a project I will be undertaking with Ulrike Klinger regarding the growth of Facebook for political uses in […]

Wes Anderson Palettes for Tableau

Image from Tableau Community Forums.

A colleague alerted me to the existence of the Wes Anderson color palettes for R, which of course has led to a serious reconsideration on my part regarding the ways in which I usually format my graphs. For reference, please visit this page. As I like to do data […]

“Washington D.C. / It’s paradise to me”

“It’s not the way they put folks on the moon”

Acceptance letters for the 2019 ICA conference are out, and this year I am fortunate enough to be involved in four presentations:

Larsson, Anders Olof (2019). Coherent Clusters’ or ‘Fuzzy Zones’ – Understanding attention and structure in online political participation. Skogerbø, Eli and Larsson, Anders Olof […]

Guest lecture in Uppsala

Just back in Oslo from a guest lecture in Uppsala – at the department where I worked for several years and got my Ph. D. I was invited by the alumni organisation at the university to talk about some of my ongoing research regarding the 2018 Swedish election. Hopefully I’ll be able to present […]

ECREA in Lugano

Outside…

… and inside (thanks to Rossella Rega for tweeting and to Eli Skogerbø for co-authoring)