Hossein Kermani, PhD MA

Researcher (Postdoc)

Kolingasse 14-16, 1090 Vienna

✆  +43-1-4277-48312
✉  hossein.kermani@univie.ac.at

Web: Political Communication Research Group (POLCOM)

Consultation: Based upon prior agreement

➥  Social media activism
➥  Computational propaganda
➥  Digital and computational methods
➥  Critical discourse studies on social media

Hossein Kemani is a MSCA post-doctoral researcher at the Political Communication Research Group of the University of Vienna. He received his Ph.D. in Communication Studies form the University of Tehran. Hossein is studying social media, digital repression, computational propaganda and political activism in restrictive contexts, with a particular attention to Iran.  His research mainly revolves around the discursive power of social media in making meaning, shaping practices, changing the microphysics of power and playing with the political, cultural and social structures in Iran. Hossein has recently published in, among others, Big Data & Society, and Asian Journal of Communication. His first book, social media research in Iran, was published in 2020. His second book, Twitter, power, and politics in Iran, will be published in December 2021.