Virtual Reykjavik

Much like everything else these days, the 2021 NordMedia Conference which was supposed to take place in Reykjavik has decided to go virtual. Which means that this year, I will be virtually involved in three presentations:

Askanius, T., Kaun, A., Brock, M. & Larsson, A.O. (2021). Violent misogyny in ‘the most feminist country in […]

Papers for ICA 2021

Given the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 ICA conference will be held online – hopefully by 2022 we will be back to physical conferences… Anyways, my contributions this year will be as follows:

Kruschinski, S., Hassler, J., Bene, M., Ceron, A., Fenoll, V., Larsson, A.O., Magin, M., Schlosser, K. & Wurst, A-K (2021). Keep […]

“Picture-Perfect Populism”

New publication out – this one took a little over a year from start to finish. The paper, which has been published online in New Media & Society, deals with the rise of populist parties in Europe and the ways in which such parties appear to dominate Facebook in terms of gaining traction on […]

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 […]