Nahema is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research focuses on the relationship between political polarisation and social media “echo chambers.”
Nahema is a doctoral student at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her research focuses on the relationship between political polarisation and social media “echo chambers.” Other research interests include the spread of disinformation in social networks, the impact of new communication technologies on radicalisation and partisan animus, and the implications of a fragmented online public sphere for the democratic process.
Prior to joining the OII, Nahema worked at Dow Jones Media Group where she was part of the founding team of a digital media start-up and served as content editor. She has also worked in the non-profit sector for such organisations as the World Policy Institute and the Center for Public Scholarship.
Nahema holds an MA in Political Theory from the New School for Social Research in New York and a B.Sc. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Bristol.
polarisation, echo chambers, information bubbles, social trust, affective politics, collective action, political economy of digital media, balkanisation, algorithmic sorting, disinformation
Supervisors at the OII
1 November 2018
25% of content shared around US midterms is junk news, despite efforts by the platforms to curb the problem
5 October 2018
Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford conclude only 1.2% of Twitter content connected to the elections is junk news
20 November 2018 Council on Foreign Relations
France is taking an innovative step to curb disinformation on Facebook. It might prove to be a model for regulators elsewhere.