Research Output per year
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
Democracy after Accession: Deconsolidation and the EU’s Domestic Impact in Central and Eastern EuropeSibinescu, L-E., 2018, University of Helsinki. 207 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis › Monograph
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › General public
Protest, Citizen Engagement and the Coproduction of Political Communication: The Case of Romania’s 2014 Presidential ElectionsSibinescu, L-E., 23 Dec 2016, In : Medijske studije . 7, 14, p. 142-155 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Scientific › peer-review
Projects per year
Palonen, E., Salojärvi, V., Kazlauskaitė, R., Sibinescu, L., Salmela, M., Ahonen, P., Sundell, T., Teivainen, T., Hartikainen, I., Herkman, J., Sopanen, N., Koljonen, J. M., Hyttinen, A., Czigany, K., Koivukoski, J. & Vulovic, M.
01/01/2019 → 31/12/2022
Project: Research project
Activities per year
The Challenges of Measuring Political Polarization with Big Data: An Application on The Use of Twitter in the 2019 European Parliament ElectionsLaura-Elena Sibinescu (Attendee)
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Public Talks