Hello! My name is Aleksandra Urman. I am a PhD Candidate at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies, University of Bern, Switzerland. I study political communication on social media using computational methods. My research interests include media consumption of right-wing users, polarization, and the effects of social media in authoritarian regimes.

Before joining ICMB, I received a Master’s degree in Political Science from Central European University. At CEU I focused on research methods and political communication.

I also hold a BA degree in Asian Studies from Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Besides, I was an exchange student at Kookmin University in Seoul and a visiting student at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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