Scientific Publications

A list of ten representative scientific publications. Click on the DOI link to access the published versions of the articles. Contact me if you’d like a copy of the pre-print versions. For a full publication list click here.

2018  “Shouting at the Wall: Does Negativity Drive Ideological Cross-Posting in Brexit Facebook Comments?” (together with Michael Bossetta, Chris Zimmerman, and Duje Bonacci). Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Social Media & Society. DOI: 10.1145/3217804.3217922 BIg data analysis of emotions in Facebook comments on Brexit. Findings reveal that anger is more prevalent among Pro-Leave supporters who are by far the most active commenters. Anger plays a role in online political mobilization.

2017    “Political Participation on Facebook during Brexit: Does User Engagement on Media Pages Stimulate Engagement with Campaigns”, (with Michael Bossetta and Hans-Jörg Trenz) Journal of Language & Politics, November 2017, pp. 1-22. DOI: 10.1075/jlp.17009.dut Big data analysis of cross-posting comment patterns reveals positive correlation between political interest and online participation on Facebook but limited effect in the reverse direction.

2017    “The Eurosceptic Europeanization of Public Spheres: Print and Social Media Reactions to the 2014 European Parliament Elections” (with Michael Bossetta) Comparative European Politics, June 2017, pp. 1-19. DOI: 10.1057/s41295-017-0099-5 The comparison of Swedish and Danish newspaper and social media spheres reporting on the EP elections reveals that discourses about Euroscepticism are more Europeanised than the rest of the election results coverage. Europeanization through contestation.

2017    “Engaging with European Politics through Twitter and Facebook: Participation beyond the National?”, (with Hans-Jörg Trenz and Michael Bossetta), in Social Media and European Politics: Rethinking Power and Legitimacy in the Digital Era. Asimina Michailidou and Mauro Barisione (eds.) Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 53-76.  DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-59890-5_3 Theoretical piece exploring the participation and transnational promises of social media. Develops the idea of 5 degrees of engagement online, from least to most active (listening, liking, sharing, commenting and posting).

2016    “A Typology of Political Engagement Online: How Citizens and CSO’s used Twitter to Mobilize in the 2015 British General Elections” (with Michael Bossetta) Information, Communication & Society, 20:11, pp. 1625-43. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1252413 The article looks at the Twitter activity around the British GE2015 and finds that citizens, not parties, are the most active mobilizers. The most active citizens are supporters of nationalist parties.

2016    “Memory Studies: The State of an Emergent Field” (with Jenny Wüstenberg), Memory Studies 10:4, pp. 474-89. DOI: 10.1177/1750698016655394 Building on the concept of interdisciplinarity, the paper proposes a model of institutionalization of new academic disciplines and uses a survey to test it on the recent field of memory studies.

2010    “Europe at the Margins: How Europe Appears in History Textbooks from Serbia and Romania” in Benjamin Drechsel and Claus Leggewie (eds.) United in Visual Diversity. Images and Counter-Images of Europe. Transaction Press/Studienverlag, pp. 131-142. ISBN: 978-3-7065-4860-1. Analysis of textual and visual representations of Europe in history textbooks, showing that Europe has been described in an idealized manner that justified the strategy of Europeanization of the two states studied.

2004    “Globalization and Ethnic Conflict: Beyond the Liberal – Nationalist Distinction”, Global Review of Ethnopolitics, 3:2, pp. 20-34. The article asks what is the consequence of globalization for ethnic conflict. It demonstrates, using the example of regional integration in Europe, that, contrary to the myth of global chaos, ethnic conflict does not flare up more under globalized conditions.