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Vita

Nora Kirkizh is a researcher at GESIS, Department of Computational Social Science. Her interests include political behavior, experiments and computational methods. Nora works for a project on populism in Europe and the US funded by Volkswagen Foundation. She collaborates with three other scholars: Sebastian Stier (GESIS), Caterina Froio (Sciences Po) and Ralph Schroeder (University of Oxford). Nora uses online experiments and web tracking data to measure political behavior and attitudes. Recently her research project "Experimentally Measuring Instagram Effects on User Well-Being" was noticed and listed among the finalists for the 2020 Facebook Fellowship Program.

Nora received her MA in Political Science from the University of Mannheim, where she also was a research assistant at the Center for European Social Research (MZES) under supervision of Nikolay Marinov. She also has an M.A. degree in Sociology from the Higher School of Economics in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, where she studied social analysis and worked for the Internet Studies Lab. She graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University, having majored in Journalism. She also worked for media outlets and tech companies including Yandex in Russia.

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Research

Biased Media and Foreign Policy Preferences: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment (Working paper), 2019.

What do “the People” Want? Exploring Policy Preferences of Populist Radical Right Voters in Advanced Democracies with Conjoint Experiments and Web Tracking Data (In progress), 2019, jointly with Sebastian Stier (GESIS).

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Publications

Publication

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Journal article

Kirkizh, Nora, and Olessia Koltsova. 2020 (Forthcoming). "Online News Consumption and Protest Participation in a Political Context." Social Media + Society.

Stier, Sebastian, Nora Kirkizh, Caterina Froio, and Ralph Schroeder. 2020. "Populist attitudes and selective exposure to online news – A cross-country analysis combining web tracking and surveys." The International Journal of Press/Politics 25 (3): 426-446. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1940161220907018.

Talk

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Conference contribution

Kirkizh, Nora. 2019. "Biased Media and Foreign Policy Preferences: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment." 4th Economics of Media Bias Workshop, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Germany, 22.02.2019.

Stier, Sebastian, Nora Kirkizh, Caterina Froio, and Ralph Schroeder. 2019. "Populist Attitudes and Selective Exposure to News." ECPR General Conference 2019, Universität Wroclaw, Mannheim, 04.09.2019.

Kirkizh, Nora, Sebastian Stier, Caterina Froio, and Ralph Schroeder. 2019. "Populist Attitudes and Selective Exposure to News." Workshop Digital Threats to Democracy, new york, Mannheim, 13.06.2019.

Stier, Sebastian, Nora Kirkizh, Caterina Froio, and Ralph Schroeder. 2019. "Populist attitudes and selective exposure to news." EPSA Conference 2019, 20.06.2019.

Stier, Sebastian, Nora Kirkizh, Caterina Froio, and Ralph Schroeder. 2019. "Populist attitudes and selective exposure to news." Linking surveys and context data, Universität Wien, Wien, 26.09.2019.