Research Seminar: From Riot Police To Tweets

Assist. Prof. Dr. Anita Gohdes
Research seminar: From riot police to tweets: How world leaders use social media during contentious politics
Friday, October 6, 4 pm, #4.06/4.07

Anita Gohdes is Assistant Professor of International Relations at the  Department of Political Science at the University of Zurich, and a member of the Center for Comparative and International Studies. Previously, she was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Belfer Center and the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Her research focuses on political violence, state repression and the measurement of human rights. Her recent book project theoretically and empirically investigates how governments use digital communication technology to inform their strategies of violent repression. The book is based on her dissertation, which was awarded the 2014-2016 Walter Isard Dissertation Award (given every two years by the Peace Science Society International), and the Deutscher Studienpreis 2015 (German Dissertation Prize) for the Social Sciences.