Dr Rasmus Kleis Nielsen is Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (University of Oxford) and an assistant professor of communications at Roskilde University (RUC) in Denmark.

His research deals with political communication, the use of digital networked technologies by political campaigns, and the implications new information and communication technologies have for legacy news media organisations.

Before coming to Oxford, he did his PhD in Communications at Columbia University, where he taught at the School of International and Public Affairs. In addition, he has a BA and an MA in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and an MA in Political Theory from the University of Essex.

Research interests

political communication, internet and politics, news media

Positions held at the OII

  • Research Associate, August 2011 –


Current projects

  • Oxford Martin Programme on Misinformation, Science and Media

    Participants: Professor Phil Howard, Professor Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Dr J. Scott Brennen

    In this three-year programme researchers will examine the interplay between systematic misinformation campaigns, news coverage, and increasingly important social media platforms for public understanding of science and technological innovation.