Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA

Associate Professor

  • Communication & Culture Department

Teaching Domains

Political communication
New media and society
Media and Politics
Political Communication
Sociology of media
Public opinion

Research Domains

Political communication
Electoral studies
Political engagement
New media and society
Media and Politics
Political Communication
Sociology of media
Public opinion
Methodology of research

Curriculum vitae

Doctorate
University of Silesia, Poland (2005)

MA in Sociology
University of Silesia, Poland

MA in Political Science and Journalism
University of Silesia, Poland

Publications

2017

Darren G. LILLEKER, Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA (2017) . What Drives Political Participation? Motivations and Mobilization in a Digital Age, Political Communication, 34 (1), 21-43

Jacob GROSHEK, Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA (2017) . Helping populism win? Social media use, filter bubbles, and support for populist presidential candidates in the 2016 US election campaign, Information, Communication & Society, 20 (9), 1389-1407

Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA, Darren G. LILLEKER (2017) . Digital Politics: Mobilization, Engagement, and Participation, Political Communication, 34 (1), 1-5

Darren G. LILLEKER, K. KOC MICHALSKA, Ralph NEGRINE, Rachel GIBSON, Thierry VEDEL, Sylvie STRUDEL (2017) . Social media campaigning in Europe: Mapping the terrain, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 14 (4), 293-298

2016

Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA, Darren G. LILLEKER, Alison SMITH, Daniel WEISSMAN (2016) . The normalization of online campaigning in the web 2.0 era, European Journal of Communication, 31 (3), 331-350

Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA, Darren G. LILLEKER, Thierry VEDEL (2016) . Civic political engagement and social change in the new digital age, New Media and Society, 18 (9), 1807-1816

2015

Jens TENSCHER, Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA, Darren G. LILLEKER, Juri MYKKANEN, AnneMarie S. WALTER (2015) . The professionals speak: Practitioners’ perspectives on professional election campaigning, European Journal of Communication (94),

Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA (2015) . Connaissances politiques et participation politique à l'ère numérique : ce que change l'internet, Sciences de la Société (94), 177-200

2014

Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA, Darren G. LILLEKER, Pawel SUROWIEC, Pawel BARANOWSKI (2014) . Poland’s 2011 Online Election Campaign: New Tools, New Professionalism, New Ways to Win Votes, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 11 (2), 186-205

Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA, Rachel GIBSON, Thierry VEDEL (2014) . Online campaigning in France 2007-2012: political actors and citizens in the aftermath of the web.2.0 evolution, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 11 (2), 220-244

Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA, Darren G. LILLEKER (2014) . Evolving in step or poles apart? Online audiences and networking during Poland and France 2011-12 election campaign, International Journal of E-Politics, 5 (2), 41-60

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D. G., & VEDEL, T. (2018). Civic Political Engagement and Social Change in the new digital age., New media and society.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D. G., & JACKSON, N. (2015). Social Media in the UK Election Campaigns 2008-2014: Experimentations, Innovation, and Convergence. In BRUNS, Axel; ENLI, Gunn; SKOGERBO, Eli; OLOF LARSSON, Anders and CHRISTENSEN, Christian (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Social Media and Politics (pp. 325-337). Routledge.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2014). Online election campaigning: exploring supply and demand during the France 2012 presidential Election. In BISHOP, Jonathan; ASHU, M. and G., SOLO (Eds.), Politics and Policy in the Information Age. IGI Global.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., & LILLEKER, D. G. (2014). Les interactions avec tes adhérents : des stratégies interactives durant l'élection présidentielle française en 2012. In MAAREK, Philippe (Eds.), La communication politique des Présidentielles de 2012. l'Harmattan.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D. G., & SUROWIEC, P. (2013). Participation in-media not across media: How the politically engaged use the web for political participation in Poland. In CHARLES, A. (Eds.), Media/Democracy: A Comparative Study. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., & LILLEKER, D. G. (2013). MEPs online: Understanding communication strategies for remote representatives. In NIXON, P.; RAWAL, R. and MERCEA, D. (Eds.), Politics and the Internet in Comparative Context: Views from the cloud. Routledge.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., & VEDEL, T. (2013). Les pratiques informationelles durant la campagne presidentielle de 2012. In PERRINEAU, Pascal (Eds.), Le Vote normal. Les élections présidentielle et législatives d’avril-juin 2012. Presses de Sciences Po.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2016). What drives political participation? Motivations and Mobilization in a Digital Age., International Communication Conference (ICA).

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2016). Social media affordances, election campaigns and follower interactions., European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Conference - Panel: Political communication beyond Facebook.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2016). What drives political participation? Motivations and Mobilization in a Digital Age., European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Conference - Panel: Political communication beyond Facebook.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2016). Europe and participatory patterns via social media: like or hate me but be there!., IT and democracy.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2016). Mobilized Participation in a Digital Age., Deliberative Center.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2016). What drives political participation? Motivations and Mobilization in a Digital Age., International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP).

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2016). Social media affordances, election campaigns and follower interactions., American Political Science Association (APSA).

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2015). Social media actions and interactions - The role of the Facebook and Twitter during the 2014 European Parliament elections in the 28 EU nations., International Communication Conference (ICA).

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2015). Communication, Democracy and Digital Technology., International Political Science Association (IPSA) - RC10 Electronic Democracy, RC22 Political Communication.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2015). The structure of political conversation on candidates’ Facebook pages during the 2012 French presidential election., International Communication Conference (ICA).

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D. G., & ZAJAC, J. (2015). Social media as a political public sphere? The role of the Facebook and Twitter during the 2014 European Parliament elections in the 28 EU nations., Digital Media, Power, and Democracy in Election Campaigns Workshop.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., & LILLEKER, D. G. (2014). Social networks political activity and electoral choice in France., 23rd World Congress of Political Science - International Political Science Association (IPSA).

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., & TENSCHER, J. (2014). Reinventing political communication: still informing or engaging citizens? European Parliament electoral campaigning trends 2009 – 2014 in the comparative perspective., 5th European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Conference.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., & TENSCHER, J. (2014). Professionals’ Understanding of Professional Campaigning in Europe., 8th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Conference.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., & TENSCHER, J. (2014). The meaning of professional campaigning in Europe: country- and party-related answers., 5th European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Conference.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., & WELLS, C. H. (2014). Encountering difference in communication events: the occurrence and impact of cross-cutting opinion in talk, mass media, and Web use., European Public Sphere Conference: Understanding the role of mass media and interpersonal discussion in shaping today's European citizenship.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., WELLS, C. H., & LILLEKER, D. G. (2014). Discursive networks on Facebook during the 2012 French presidential election., 23rd World Congress of Political Science - International Political Science Association (IPSA).

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., WELLS, C. H., & LILLEKER, D. G. (2014). Discursive networks on Facebook during the 2012 French presidential election., Civic political engagement and social spheres in the new digital era Conference.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2014). Reinventing Political Communication: Still Informing Or Engaging Citizens? European Parliament Electoral Campaigning Trends 2009 – 2014 in The Comparative Perspective., International Conference Digital Communication Impact (DCI).

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., & LILLEKER, D. G. (2013). Online election campaigning: Exploring supply and demand during the France 2012 presidential election., 7th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Conference.

Scientific activities

Editor :

  • Journal of Information Technology and Politics
  • New media and society
  • Political Communication

Reviewer for an academic journal :

  • Central European Journal of Communication
  • Communication Monographs
  • Computers in Human Behavior
  • International Journal of E-Politics
  • Journal of Information Technology and Politics
  • New Media and Society
  • Political Communication

Member of an academic association :

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)
  • Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • International Political Science Association (IPSA)
  • Association française de science politique (AFSP)
  • International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)