I’m a Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media at London College of Communication (LCC) – University of the Arts London. I’ve been working on multi-year initiatives in the area of anti-social behavior and misinformation on social media with an international team of researchers, including an SSHRC-funded initiative called “The Rise of Anti-Social Behaviour in Social Media” and a Canadian Heritage-funded initiative called “To Share or Not to Share: A Randomized Controlled Study of Misinformation Warning Labels on Social Media”.
Before joining LCC, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Social Media Lab, Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). I earned my PhD in Communication and Information from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil in 2020. While at UFRGS, I was awarded a CAPES-PrInt scholarship to study in Canada. In my PhD thesis, I explored problematic dynamics on Twitter, particularly focusing on polarization, disinformation, and intolerance.
My research interests include online discourse, political communication, social media, and disinformation. My work has appeared in highly regarded scholarly journals such as Social Media + Society, International Journal of Communication, the Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review, and Social Network Analysis and Mining. You can go to the Publications page for more information.