Laura-Elena Sibinescu

  • PL 54 (Unioninkatu 37)

    00014

    Finland

20162023

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Personal profile

Description of research and teaching

I am a post-doctoral researcher based in Helsinki University’s Department of Political and Economic Studies. Currently I am working on data collection and analysis for Whirl of Knowledge: Cultural Populism in European Polarised Politics and Societies a project funded by the Academy of Finland.

In 2018 I defended my doctoral thesis on the loss of democratic quality in Central and Eastern Europe over the last decade, with a focus on post-accession influences of the EU. My other academic interests include democratization, the role of social media in elections and protest, qualitative comparative analysis and topic modeling.

Since 2014, I’ve been expanding my interest in the use of computational methods in political science. A few questions I’m interested in exploring empirically through this methodological approach are: who is the demos of digital democracy? How do politicians and the public co-produce political communication through social media? How well do online/offline repertoires of political action complement eachother and translate between media? And what is the mobilizing potential of social media for political participation, especially in fragile democracies?

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

Publications

Demokratia ja pettymys: yksi näkökulma Itäisestä Euroopasta

Sibinescu, L-E., 8 Nov 2017, In : Politiikasta.fi.

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Open Access

Protest, Citizen Engagement and the Coproduction of Political Communication: The Case of Romania’s 2014 Presidential Elections

Sibinescu, L-E., 23 Dec 2016, In : Medijske studije . 7, 14, p. 142-155 13 p.

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Projects

Activities

ECPR General Conference 2019

Emilia Palonen (Speaker: Presenter), Laura-Elena Sibinescu (Speaker: Presenter)
4 Sep 20197 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Politiikan tutkimuksen päivät 2019

Emilia Palonen (Speaker: Chair), Laura-Elena Sibinescu (Speaker: Chair)
14 Mar 201915 Mar 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

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Babes-Bolyai University

Laura-Elena Sibinescu (Visiting researcher)
1 Nov 201930 Nov 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesAcademic visit to other institution

Mediaflows 2019

Virpi Salojärvi (Speaker: Presenter), Laura-Elena Sibinescu (Speaker: Presenter)
20 Nov 201922 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars

Press / Media

Era of confrontation: Romania

Laura-Elena Sibinescu

12/09/2019

1 Media contribution

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Valtsika Insight: Is there a crisis of democracy?

Laura-Elena Sibinescu

29/05/2018

1 Media contribution

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