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Larissa Doroshenko

Postdoctoral Researcher

I am a Postdoctoral Teaching Associate in theDepartment of Communication Studies at Northeastern University. My research interests are centered on the effects of new media on political campaigning, with a particular focus on “the dark side” of the internet: populism, nationalism, and disinformation campaigns. While studying these topics, I employ traditional and automated content analysis, HLM, SEM, negative binomial and hierarchical regression, as well as network and time series analyses. Prior to joining CoMM Lab I was part of Social Media and Democracy (SMAD) andComputational Methods groups at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I received my doctoral degree from theUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison and my master’s from Mid Sweden University. My passion for mass media and politics started when I was studying journalism atBelarusian State University and simultaneously worked as a freelance reporter.I recently spoke at the 12th International Conference on Social Media &Society about misinformation online related to the Russia-Ukraine war. This is related to my current research studying protests in Belarus and how activists use Telegram to self-organize; I am also wrapping up a study on local news coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States.

In addition to research, I have taught courses on digital media and political communication, persuasion, research methods, group discussion, public speaking, and interpersonal communication. My favorite thing about the CoMM Lab is its inclusive, welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is mutually supportive and takes care to craft projects that allow all members to collaborate at their full potential.