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Preferential Abstention in Conjoint Experiments

  • Speaker: Jeffrey Ziegler (Trinity College Dublin) 
  • Wednesday, October 11, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)

 Selective Engagement in the Online Public Discourse and Implications for Toxicity Regulation

  • Speaker: Lisa Oswald (Hertie School Berlin)
  • Wednesday, October 25, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)

Dances, Duets, and Debates: Analysing elite political communication on TikTok

  • SpeakerNatalia Umansky (University of Zurich)
  • Wednesday, November 8, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)

MPs and the rural-urban debate: How the national legislature handles rural preferences

  • Speaker: Alberto de León (University College Dublin)
  • Wednesday, November 22, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)

Regional Labor Markets, Residential Mobility, and Anti-Immigration Attitudes

  • Speaker: Denis Cohen (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research)
  • Wednesday, November 29, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)


Reproducible Research with Git and GitHub

  • Instructor: Stefan Müller (University College Dublin)
  • 15 November, 14:00 (Irish time)

Webscraping Using R

  • InstructorSarah King (University College Dublin)
  • 30 November, 15:00 (Irish time)



Perceptions of Changing Status Hierarchies in Open-Ended Survey Responses

  • SpeakerMagdalena Breyer (University of Zurich)
  • Wednesday, February 8, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)

How Exile Shapes Online Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela

  • Speaker: Alexandra Siegel (University of Colorado Boulder) 
  • Wednesday, February 22, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)

Personalization and Twitter: How do content recommendations respond to ideological behavior?

  • Speaker: Benjamin Guinaudeau (University of Konstanz)
  • Wednesday, March 8, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)

Making the Future Feel Closer – the Politics of Manipulating the Psychological Distance through Rhetoric

  • Speaker: Christian Arnold (Cardiff University)
  • Wednesday, March 29, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)

Set in stone? Exploring the role of concreteness and abstraction in committee deliberations in the Council of Ministers of the European Union

  • Speaker: James Cross (University College Dublin)
  • Wednesday, April 12, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)

Connected_Politics Student Presentations

  • Wednesday, May 3, 14:00–14:45 (Irish time)


Effective Presentation

  • InstructorJoshua Alley (University College Dublin)
  • February 2, 13:00 (SPIRe Boardroom, Newman Building

An Introduction to Webscraping Using R

  • InstructorSarah King (University College Dublin)
  • March 23, 13:00-15:00



Computational Text Analysis Workshop

  • InstructorStefan Müller (University College Dublin)
  • Part 1: 10th November 14:00-16:00
  • Part 2: 17th November 14:00-16:00


Selling and Buying Visual Media Frames

  • SpeakerOlga Gasparyan (Hertie School)
  • Wednesday, September 21, 14:00–14:45 

Offshore Capital and Onshore Discrimination: The Biased Effects of India's Anti-corruption Campaigns on Muslim Businesses

  • Speaker: Robert Kubinec (New York University Abu Dhabi)
  • Wednesday, October 5, 14:00–14:45

Beyond Prediction: Identifying Latent Treatments in Images

  • Speaker: Michelle Torres (Rice University)
  • Wednesday, October 19, 14:00–14:45 

How Exile Shapes Online Opposition: Evidence from Venezuela

  • Speaker: Alexandra Siegel (University of Colorado Boulder) 
  • Wednesday, November 2, 14:00–14:45 

Gender Perspectives and Issue Attention in the Italian Digital Arena

  • Speaker: Silvia Decadri (Università degli Studi di Milano) 
  • Wednesday, November 16, 14:00–14:45 

How the Rhetoric of Women in the Alt-Right Broadens the Movement’s Appeal

  • Speaker: Richard Nielsen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 
  • Wednesday, November 30, 14:00–14:45



Building the Bridge: Topic Modeling for Comparative Research

  • SpeakerFabienne Lind (University of Vienna)
  • Wednesday, January 19, 14:00–14:45 

When Reelection Increases Legislative Cohesion: Evidence from Clientelistic Parties in Mexico

  • Speaker:  Lucia Motolinia (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Wednesday, February 2, 14:00–14:45

Challenging the Establishment from Within: Analysing Challenger Party Strategies in the Parliamentary Arena 

  • Speaker: Markus Kollberg (University College London)
  • Wednesday, February 16, 14:00–14:45 

Parliament Strikes Back: Agenda-setting and Power Voids in Early Representative Assemblies (with Tom Paskhalis) 

  • Speaker: Toni Rodon (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) 
  • Wednesday, March 2, 14:00–14:45 

The Geopolitics of Deplatforming: Which Politically-Interested Iranian Accounts get Suspended on Twitter? 

  • Speaker: Andreu Casas (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) 
  • Wednesday, March 23, 14:00–14:45 

There is No Bad Publicity? - Disentangling Different Types of Parties’ Agenda Influence on the Migration Issue 

  • Speaker: Sophia Hunger (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) 
  • Wednesday, April 6, 14:00–14:45


Multilingual Automated Text Analysis for Comparative Social Science Research

  • InstructorFabienne Lind (University of Vienna)
  • Wednesday, 30 March, 14:00–16:00



When Republicans See Red but Democrats Feel Blue: Why Labeler-Characteristic Bias Matters for Image Analysis

  • Speaker: Nora Webb Williams (University of Illinois)
  • Wednesday, September 22, 14:00–15:00

What do mass media in Russia reveal about the regime’s survival strategy?

  • Speaker: Lana Bilalova (London School of Economics and Political Science)
  • Wednesday, October 6, 14:00–15:00

The Visual Frames of Social Media Propaganda

  • Speaker: Marco Bastos (University College Dublin)
  • Wednesday, October 20, 14:00–15:00

Reporting on Climate-Change Action: Paris Agreement, Fridays for Future and the Framing in Public News Worldwide

  • Speaker: Lisa Lechner (University of Innsbruck) with Gabriele Spilker (University of Salzburg)
  • Wednesday, November 3, 14:00–15:00

The consequences of online partisan media

  • Speaker: Pablo Barberà (University of Southern California)
  • Wednesday, November 17, 14:00–15:00

Emotional Propaganda: Understanding Authoritarian Affective Manipulation with an Audio-as-Data Approach to Chinese State Media During the COVID-19 Outbreak

  • Speaker: Haohan Chen (University of Hong Kong)
  • Wednesday, December 1, 14:00–15:00


An Introduction to Webscraping Using R           

  • Instructor: Jihed Ncib (UCD)
  • Wednesday, 10 November, 14:00–16:00



A Political Esperanto, or False Friends? – 'Left' and 'Right' in Different Political Contexts

  • Speaker: Jesper Lindqvist (University College Dublin), with Jos Elkink
  • Wednesday, January 27, 14:00–15:00

Fifteen Seconds of Fame: TikTok and the Democratization of Mobile Video on Social Media

  • Speaker: Kevin Munger (Penn State University)
  • Wednesday, February 10, 14:00–15:00

What Do Online Experiments Tell Us About Political Fake News Recognition and Trust?

  • Speaker: Olessia Koltsova (HSE University)
  • Wednesday, February 24, 14:00–15:00

Exposure to News in the Digital Age: How Online Networks Shape the Consumption of Political Information

Online and Offline Responses to Protest in Electoral Autocracies

The Double-edged Sword of Online Politics

  • Speaker: Taha Yasseri (University College Dublin)
  • Wednesday, April 21, 14:00–15:00



Competing and Competitive Legislatures and the Policy-Opinion Link

  • Speaker: Miriam Sorace (University of Kent).
  • Wednesday, September 23, 14:00-15:00

Similar Citizen Portrayals? Exclusionary Media Populism in Tabloids and Broadsheets

Smiling Face or Frowning Face? Comparing Emotion Recognition Algorithms for Applications in Political Communication Research 

Enhancing or Deflecting Public Accountability? The Language of European Commission Press Releases 1985–2018

  • Speaker: Christian Rauh (WZB Berlin).
  • Wednesday, November 11, 14:00-15:00

Ambiguity as Strategy of Radical Left Party Leaders in Western Europe

  • Speaker: Sarah Wagner (University of Essex). 
  • Wednesday, November 25, 14:00-15:00

Reputational Mainstreaming of Radical Right Parties 


Reproducible Research with Git and GitHub

  • Instructor: Stefan Mūller (UCD).
  • Friday, October 16, 10:00-12:00
  • Wednesday, November 11, 12:00–14:00

Creating and Hosting an Academic Personal Website Using Hugo and GitHub



Agent Based Models of Social Life: Breaking the Schelling Segregation Model

  • Speaker: Michael Laver (New York University)
  • Wednesday, May 20, 14:00–15:00

But Is She Married? Gender Bias and Users' Gendered Interest in Politicians on Wikipedia

  • Speaker: Theresa Gessler (University of Zurich)
  • Wednesday, June 3, 14:00–15:00

Interrogating the Opposition? The Use of Blue-Card Questions in the European Parliament

  • Speaker: Verena Kunz (University of Mannheim)
  • Wednesday, June 10, 14:00–15:00

Why Keep Arguing? Predicting Engagement in Political Conversations Online

  • Speaker: Sarah Shugars (Northeastern University)
  • Wednesday, June 24, 14:00–15:00

Exogenous Shocks, Policy Responses and Legislative Debates

  • Speaker: Jens Wäckerle (University of Cologne), with Sven-Oliver Proksch and Jan Schwalbach
  • Wednesday, July 8, 14:00–15:00


Causal Inference with a Graphical Approach                             



Public Denunciation and the Limits of Scandal

  • Speaker: Thomas Grund (UCD)
  • Wednesday, January 29, 14:00-15:00

Federal Reserve Communications Sentiment’s Impact on Target Rate Discovery

Using computational methods to study non-verbal political communication

Visualising Conceptual Change in Parliamentary Debates

  • Speaker: Paul Nulty (UCD)
  • Wednesday, April 1, 14:00-15:00

Repost and Like: Securitization Theory in the Digital Age


Introduction to Applied Bayesian Statistics in Political Science

  • Instructor: Akisato Suzuki (UCD)
  • Thursday, January 23, 10:00-17:00

Wrangling and Visualising Data using R

  • Instructor: Stefan Müller (UCD)
  • Thursday, February 20, 10:00-15:00
  • L246 SUTH/G316 ART

Images as Data Workshop Dublin (IMG-DUB)

  • 10-11 December 2020
  • Trinity College Dublin



Seminar: Social Tree

Seminar: Exploring the link between ethnic segregation and spatial patterns of attitudes 

Seminar: Social identity and political polarization

  • Speaker: Chris Bail (Duke University)
  • 30 October 2019

Seminar: What the rich and poor consider important and how this matters for representation

  • Speaker: Denise Traber (University of Lucerne)
  • 16 October 2019

Seminar: Why do politicians get emotional?


Opportunities and Challenges in Economic Policy Communications Workshop

  • 17 January 2020
  • Central Bank of Ireland

Quantitative Text Analysis Dublin (QTA-DUB) Workshop

  • 18-19 June 2019
  • UCD University Club