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Patricia Rossini

Patricia Rossini

Research Associate

105 Hinds Hall


I’m a post-doctoral researcher at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University and I have a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.I am currently affiliated with the Center for Computational and Data Sciences at Syracuse University and work primarily in the TRACE Project – a $ 11.5 million grant funded by IARPA led by Professor Jennifer Stromer-Galley. I am also a part of Illuminating 2016  – a  project focused on analyzing how candidates and citizens used social media in the 2016 Presidential Election in the US. 


Broadly speaking, I am interested in studying the interplay between political communication and technologies. My research focuses on online political talk, political incivility and disagreement, social networking sites, online campaigns, deliberation and political participation. Specifically, my dissertation was aimed at understanding how different discussion platforms such as social networking sites and news websites enable, constrain or shape the ways people discuss political news online, focusing on uncivil discourse.

Recent Publications

Rossini, P. (in press) Disentangling Uncivil and Intolerant Discourse. To appear in Boatright, R.; Shaffer, T.; Sobieraj, S.; Young, D. (eds). A Crisis of Civility? Contemporary Research on Civility, Incivility, and Political Discourse. Routledge. 

Rossini, P., Stromer-Galley, J. (in press). Citizen Deliberation Online. To appear in Grofman, B., Suhay, E., Trechsel, A. (eds). Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion. Oxford University Press.

Rossini. P., Maia, R.C.M. (forthcoming) Disagreement in Online Political Talk: Comparing Discussions on News Websites and Facebook in Brazil. Journal of Public Deliberation.

Rossini, P., Hemsley, J., Tanupabrungsun, S., Zhang, F., & Stromer-Galley, J. (2018). Social Media, Opinion Polls, and the Use of Persuasive Messages During the 2016 US Election Primaries. Social Media + Society , 4(3), 2056305118784774.

Rossini, P., Stromer-Galley, J., Kenski, K., Hemsley, J., Zhang, F., & Dobreski, B. (2018). The relationship between race competitiveness, standing in the polls, and social media communication strategies during the 2014 U.S. gubernatorial campaigns. Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 1–17.

Rossini, P. G. C.; Oliveira, Vanessa V.(2016). E-Democracy and Collaborative Lawmaking: The Discussion of Political Reform in Brazil.  International Journal of Communication, v.10(0), p. 4620-4640


Teaching History - 2019-2020
Semester Course Section Title
Spring 2020 IST486 M002 Social Media in the Organiz.
Teaching History - 2018-2019
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2018 IST486 M002 Social Media in the Organiz.
Spring 2019 IST486 M002 Social Media in the Organiz.
Teaching History - 2017-2018
Semester Course Section Title
Fall 2017 IST486 M001 Social Media in the Enterprise
Spring 2018 IST486 M002 Social Media in the Organiz.
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