Lenka “Leni” Krsova is a first year Ph.D. student at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool). She holds a B.A. from Theatre Theory and Critics from The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2018, she finished her Master’s degree at New Media Studies at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Her thesis explored communication patterns of Czech journalists on Twitter, combining the worlds of human and technology she believes should always be in balance.
Leni’s research interests stem from her working experiences and resources she discovered in the news media industry, social media data and research & development projects, and recently when she worked at the Center Against Terrorism and Hybrid Threats at the Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic. Thus, her main research areas are social networks & information flow and virality, “datafication” of human online presence on social media platforms, misinformation news & narratives they produce and spread, and digital humanities.