Saif Shahin (PhD, University of Texas at Austin) is Assistant Professor of Digital Culture at Tilburg University. His research takes a critical look at data and technology as sociocultural phenomena, the production of power in digital discourses, and the politics of online identity construction. He works with qualitative, quantitative, and computational methods—including machine learning, natural language processing, and network analysis. He is also interested in advancing the methodology of digital media research, especially mixed-methods.
Shahin’s research has been published in several high-impact journals such as New Media & Society, Information, Communication & Society, Social Science Computer Review, American Behavioral Scientist, and Communication Methods & Measures. He also serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Information Technology & Politics and is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Communication Inquiry.