Bio

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.

Twitter: @shahin_saif

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Top publications

  1. Black Lives Matter goes global - Connective action meets cultural hyb…

    Shahin, S., Nakahara, J., & Sanchez, M. (2021). Black Lives Matter goes global: Connective action meets cultural hybridity in Brazil, India, and Japan. NEW MEDIA & SOCIETY, [14614448211057106].
  2. User-generated nationalism - Interactions with religion, race, and pa…

    Shahin, S. (2021). User-generated nationalism: Interactions with religion, race, and partisanship in everyday talk online. Information, communication & society, 24(13), 1854-1869.
  3. News, Nations, and Power Relations - How Neoliberal Media Reproduce a…

    Shahin, S. (2022). News, Nations, and Power Relations: How Neoliberal Media Reproduce a Hierarchical World Order. Critical sociology.
  4. Affective Polarization of a Protest and a Counterprotest: Million MAG…

    Shahin, S. (2022). Affective Polarization of a Protest and a Counterprotest: Million MAGA March v. Million Moron March. American behavioral scientist.
  5. Connective action or collective inertia? Emotion, cognition, and the …

    Shahin, S., & Ng, Y. M. M. (2021). Connective action or collective inertia? Emotion, cognition, and the limits of digitally networked resistance. Social movement studies.

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