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Department of Political Science

Emma Hoes

Emma Hoes, Dr.

  • Postdoc
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Curriculum vitae

Emma Hoes is a postdoctoral researcher in the ERC Project “Problem Definition in the Digital Democracy” (PRODIGI) and at the Digital Democracy Lab of the University of Zurich. Before joining the IPZ, Emma was a doctoral researcher at the the European University Institute in Florence from 2018 until 2021. Her PhD dissertation enquired into the harm of actual misinformation versus the potential harms of the media’s attention to misinformation. Before her PhD, she obtained a Master in Political Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and a Master in Political Communication at theUniversity of Amsterdam (A SCoR). Her research interests focus on the study of digital media and technology, political communication, public opinion and political psychology.

Research area

Policy Analysis

Digitalization; Misinformation; Social Media; News Consumption: Experimental Methods

Research Focus

Emma Hoes' research focuses on several challenges that came about with the advancement of digital technologies, such as misinformation, micro-targeting, online content moderation, and - more broadly speaking - the role of social media in our daily media-diet. I am particularly interested in the extent to which the numerous interventions against these potentially harmful phenomena are effective, but especially to what extent such interventions may cause unintended spill-over effects. 

Transversal research priorities at the IPZ

  • Digitalization


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