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Shota Gelovani

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Shota
Gelovani


Institute for Media and Communication Studies, University of Mannheim

BIO

Shota is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Mannheim, specializing in internet and social media studies. Prior to his position at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, he contributed significantly as a Doctoral Researcher at the Chair of Digital Governance at TU Munich. His doctoral thesis, entitled “Bridging Social Cleavages via (Social) Media? A Comparative Study of how Social Media influences Inter-Group Attitudes”, showcases his expertise in exploring the impact of social media on inter-group dynamics under different country contexts. He was engaged in the Horizon 2020 project titled “Observatory for Political Texts in European Democracies (OPTED)”, where he focused on citizen-produced political texts. Shota is committed to understanding the intricate nuances of political communication.

At THE NEW INSTITUTE, Shota is involved in the program Depolarizing Public Debates.

PUBLICATIONS

Polarization on Social Media and Beyond: A Comparative Study of How Social Media Influence Inter-Group Attitudes
Technical University of Munich 2023


Ethnocentrism, Inter-Ethnic Contact and Social Media Platforms: Evidence from Three Western Democracies
with Theocharis Y, Koc-Michalska K, Bimber B.; manuscript submitted for publication, 2023


Methodologic and Theoretical Approaches to Studying Citizen Produced Political Text,
with Theocharis Y, Koc-Michalska K, Kalsner B, Haraldsson A, presented at COMPTEXT, 2022

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