Yannis Theocharis (Greece)

Yannis Theocharis is Professor of Media and Communication with a focus on Innovative Methods, and Director of the Computational Communication and Democracy Lab at ZeMKI, University of Bremen. After completing his studies in new media (LSE) and political science (UCL) in 2011, he held the positions of Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and Research Fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, and Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen.

Yannis’ work focuses on the effects of digital media on political participation, collective action and uncivil communication. His work has appeared in communication, political science, and interdisciplinary journals such as New Media & SocietyJournal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Communication, Journal of DemocracyEuropean Political Science Review and Electoral Studies. His book “Political Participation in a Changing World: Conceptual and Empirical Challenges in the Study of Citizen Engagement” was published recently by Routledge (2018). He is a member of New York University’s SMaPP Global group and MZES External Fellow.

For more information, please consult his website.