Dr Ehsan Dehghan

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    Lecturer, School of Communication

    Ehsan is a lecturer in Digital Media at the School of Communication, QUT, and a member of the Digital Media Research Centre (DMRC). He received his PhD in Digital Media from QUT (2020), and has a background in Discourse Studies and Philosophy. His main research interests are in the inter-relationship of social media and democracy. Ehsan employs and has developed innovative mixed-methods approaches to studying communication on social media platforms, drawing from social media analytics, network analysis, corpus linguistics, and discourse theory. His recent work has focused on the dynamics of polarisation in a number of case studies in the Australian Twittersphere. His work includes the investigation of issues such as polarisation, political discussions on social media, ‘fake news’, information flows on platforms, and the dynamics of discursive struggles on social media.