Javier Ruiz Soler, doctor in political communication, defended his PhD at the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). His dissertation examined the contribution of the European Political Twittersphere to the emergence of a European Public Sphere and European demos, applying the methodology of network analysis and sentiment analysis.
His research interests focus on digital public spheres especially European, misinformation, digital democracy, digital methods, and bigdata and politics.
During his doctoral studies at the EUI he was a visiting fellow at Digital Media, Networks & Political Communication research group (DIMENET) of the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania), and at the Public Opinion & Media Lab (POMLAB) (University of Milan). He has taught courses on Computational Methods at the Lorenzo di Medici Institute in Florence, and Social Media and Politics at the University of Luzern.
Personal website: www.jaruizso.eu