Dr Cristian Vaccari

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Cristian Vaccari studies political communication in comparative perspective, with a particular focus on digital media. He is the Principal Investigator of a three-year research project titled "Building Inclusive Societies and a Global Europe Online: Political Information and Participation on Social Media in Comparative Perspective" (http://www.webpoleu.net/that the Italian Ministry of Education has awarded more than 900,000 Euros in funds. The project investigates the role of social media in citizens' and politicians' practices of political communication in Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom from 2013 until 2016.

Dr. Vaccari maintains a double appointment with the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna, where he teaches Political Communication as a Lecturer. He previously taught at New York University Florence and was a visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, Columbia University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and American University. His latest book is Digital Politics in Western Democracies: A Comparative Study (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). He tweets as @25lettori.

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