Laura-Elena Sibinescu

  • PL 54 (Unioninkatu 37)

    00014

    Finland

20162022
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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?

Keywords

  • 517 Political science

Publications 2016 2018

Demokratia ja pettymys: yksi näkökulma Itäisestä Euroopasta

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleGeneral public

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Projects 2019 2022

Activities 2014 2018

  • 17 Organisation and participation in conferences, workshops, courses, seminars
  • 1 Public Talks
  • 1 Member of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

WeQ Pedagogy goes to Populism

Mia Emilia Elisabeth Palonen (Chair of organizing committee), Suvi Helena Kansikas (Member of organizing committee), Anna Björk (Secretary of organizing committee), Anne Nevgi (Member of organizing committee), Juha Pekka Herkman (Speaker: Presenter), Miika Matias Tervonen (Speaker: Presenter), Katalin Miklossy (Speaker: Presenter), Niko Pyrhönen (Speaker: Presenter), Halil Gurhanli (Speaker: Presenter), Göran Nilsson (Speaker: Presenter), Laura-Elena Sibinescu (Speaker: Presenter)
22 Jan 2018

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

Member of examination board (Laura Sibinescu)

Anne Holli (Member of thesis committee / follow-up group)
1 Dec 2018

Activity: Examination typesMember of doctoral thesis committee / follow-up group

P425 The Practice of Research on Democracy

Laura-Elena Sibinescu (Chair)
18 Jan 201717 Feb 2017

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

File

IPSA Conference, Hannover, 4-6 December 2017

Laura-Elena Sibinescu (Attendee)
4 Dec 20176 Dec 2017

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

The 4th Annual Conference for the Doctoral Programme in Political, Societal and Regional Change and the Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences, University of Helsinki

Laura-Elena Sibinescu (Attendee)
24 Oct 201725 Oct 2017

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

Press / Media

Valtsika Insight: Is there a crisis of democracy?

Laura-Elena Sibinescu

29/05/2018

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media