Karolina KOC-MICHALSKA

Professor

  • Communication, Culture & Languages Department

Head - SciencesCom Master thesis

Teaching Domains

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

Research Domains

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

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

Forthcoming

SKORIC, M., ZHU, Q., KOC MICHALSKA, K., BOULIANNE, S., BIMBER, B. (2021) . Selective Avoidance on Social Media: A Comparative Study of Western Democracies, Social Science Computer Review

Castro, L., Strömbäck, J., Esser, F., Van Aelst, P., de Vreese, C., Aalberg, T., Cardenal, A., Corbu, N., Hopmann, D., KOC MICHALSKA, K., Matthes, J., Schemer, C., Sheafer, T., Splendore, S., Stanyer, J., Ste˛pin´ska, A., Štětka, V., Theocharis, Y. (2021) . Navigating High-choice European Political Information Environments: A Comparative Analysis of News User Profiles and Political Knowledge, International Journal of Press-Politics 194016122110125

2022

Klinger, U., KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2022) . Le populisme comme phénomène de communication : une comparaison transversale et longitudinale des campagnes politiques sur Facebook, Mots : Les Langages du Politique, 128 (2022), 177-199

BOULIANNE, S., KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2022) . The Role of Personality in Political Talk and Like-Minded Discussion, International Journal of Press-Politics, 27 (1), 285-310

2021

Lilleker, D., KOC MICHALSKA, K., Bimber, B. (2021) . Women learn while men talk?: revisiting gender differences in political engagement in online environments, Information, Communication and Society, 24 (14), 2037-2053

Van Aelst, P., Toth, F., Castro, L., Štětka, V., Vreese, C., Aalberg, T., Cardenal, A., Corbu, N., Esser, F., Hopmann, D., KOC MICHALSKA, K., Matthes, J., Schemer, C., Sheafer, T., Splendore, S., Stanyer, J., Stępińska, A., Strömböck, J., Theocharis, Y. (2021) . Does a Crisis Change News Habits? A Comparative Study of the Effects of COVID-19 on News Media Use in 17 European Countries, Digital Journalism, 9 (9), 1208-1238

Schiffrin, A., KOC MICHALSKA, K., Ferrier, M. (2021) . Women in the digital world, Information, Communication and Society, 24 (14), 1991-1997

KOC MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D., MICHALSKI, T., GIBSON, R., ZAJAC, J. (2021) . Facebook affordances and citizen engagement during elections: European political parties and their benefit from online strategies?, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 18 (2), 180-193

KOC MICHALSKA, K., SCHIFFRIN, A., LOPEZ, A., BOULIANNE, S., BIMBER, B. (2021) . From Online Political Posting to Mansplaining : The Gender Gap and Social Media in Political Discussion, Social Science Computer Review, 39 (2), 197-210

BOULIANNE, S., KOC MICHALSKA, K., VEDEL, T. (2021) . Gender and Online Politics: Digital Media as Friend and Foe in Times of Change, Social Science Computer Review, 39 (2), 175-180

2020

KOC MICHALSKA, K., BIMBER, B., GOMEZ, D., JENKINS, M., BOULIANNE, S. (2020) . Public Beliefs about Falsehoods in News, International Journal of Press-Politics, 25 (3), 447-468

BOULIANNE, S., KOC MICHALSKA, K., BIMBER, B. (2020) . Mobilizing Media: Comparing TV and Social Media Effects on Protest Mobilization, Information, Communication and Society, 23 (5), 642-664

GIL DE ZÚÑIGA, H., KOC MICHALSKA, K., ROEMMELE, A. (2020) . Populism in the Era of Twitter: How Social Media Contextualized New Insights into an Old Phenomenon, New Media and Society, 22 (4), 585-594

BOULIANNE, S., KOC MICHALSKA, K., BIMBER, B. (2020) . Right-Wing Populism, Social Media and Echo Chambers in Western Democracies, New Media and Society, 22 (4), 683-699

2019

KOC MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D. (2019) . Political communities on Facebook across 28 European countries, Questions de Communication (36), 245-265

KOC MICHALSKA, K., VALLEE, O. (2019) . Les élections présidentielles : un événement politique en ligne. Les acteurs politiques et leur performance sur Facebook lors des élections présidentielles françaises de 2012, Sciences de la Société, 102 151-167

2018

ZHANG, Y., POUX-BERTHE, M., WELLS, C., KOC MICHALSKA, K., ROHE, K. (2018) . Discovering political topics in Facebook discussion threads with graph contextualization, Annals of Applied Statistics, 12 (2), 1096–1123

2017

LILLEKER, D., KOC MICHALSKA, K., NEGRINE, R., GIBSON, R., VEDEL, T., STRUDEL, S. (2017) . Social media campaigning in Europe: Mapping the terrain, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, 14 (4), 293-298

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

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

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

2016

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

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D., SMITH, A., WEISSMAN, D. (2016) . The normalization of online campaigning in the web 2.0 era, European Journal of Communication, 31 (3), 331-350

2015

TENSCHER, J., KOC-MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D., MYKKANEN, J., WALTER, A. (2015) . The professionals speak: Practitioners’ perspectives on professional election campaigning, European Journal of Communication (94),

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

2014

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D. (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., GIBSON, R., VEDEL, T. (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

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D., SUROWIEC, P., BARANOWSKI, P. (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

KOC MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D., NEGRINE, R., GIBSON, R., STRUDEL, S., VEDEL, T. (2019). Social Media Campaigning in Europe. Routledge.

KOC MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER, D. (2018). Digital Politics: Mobilization, Engagement and Participation. Routeledge.

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. (2022). ICA Are aggressive campaigns more successful? Negative campaigning, negative emotions, dramatization and populism in the EP election campaigns 2014-2019.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2022). ICA The effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on selective exposure: Evidence from 17 countries.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2022). ICA How healthy political discussions invigorate online participation: Evidence from 17 European countries.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2022). ICA Do people ever learn from social media? A cross-national and cross-temporal analysis of social media use on political knowledge.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2022). ICA Inter-Ethnic Contact on Social Media and Ethnocentrism: Evidence from Three Western Democracies.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2021). AEJMC Perceived Exposure to Misinformation Fuels Emotional Concerns about COVID-19: A Cross-Country Multi-Method Investigation.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2021). APSA Populism as communication: political campaigning on Facebook.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2021). IPSA Populism on Facebook: An analysis of party communication in the 2014 and 2019 EU elections.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2021). ICA conference: The anatomy of European political information environments: A demand-driven analysis of how they perform and inform democracy.

BOULIANNE, S., BIMBER, B., KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2019). Personality in the Formation of Echo Chambers. Social Science Research Council, New York.

TOWNER, T., BIMBER, B., BOULIANNE, S., KOC-MICHALSKA, K., LUSVARDI, A. (2019). Twitter as Presidential Communication: The Impact of President Trump’s Tweets. International Communication Association annual meeting, Washington.

BOULIANNE, S., STEEN-JOHNSEN, K., KOC-MICHALSKA, K., BIMBER, B. (2019). Online media, networks, and offline volunteering: A longitudinal and comparative study. International Communication Association annual meeting, Washington.

BOULIANNE, S., KOC MICHALSKA, K., BIMBER, B. (2019). Mobilizing Media: Comparing TV and Social Media Effects on Protest Mobilization. American Sociological Association annual meeting, New York.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2019). Personality in the Formation of Echo Chambers.

KOC MICHALSKA, K., KLINGER, U. (2019). Social media in the rise of the populist parties? 2017 election campaigns in France, Germany and Great Britain. ECREA Political Communication Mid-term conference.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2019). Social media in the rise of the populist parties? 2017 election campaigns in France, Germany and Great Britain.. ECREA.

KLINGER, U., KOC-MICHALSKA, K. (2018). Social media in the rise of the populist parties? 2017 election campaigns in France, Germany and Great Britain. Communication, populism and electoral choice in the new media environment.

BOULIANNE, S., KOC MICHALSKA, K., BIMBER, B. (2018). Rich people vs. poor people politics: Participatory inequalities in contacting elected officials. ICA Annual conference.

BOULIANNE, S., KOC-MICHALSKA, K., BIMBER, B. (2018). Populism and echo chambers in western democracies. American Political Science Association annual meeting. Boston.

KOC-MICHALSKA, K., BIMBER, B., GOMEZ, D., JENKINS, M., BOULIANNE, S. (2018). Fake news in the US, UK, & France: Which citizens check suspect news?. American Political Science Association annual meeting. Boston.

SKORIC, M., ZHU, Q., KOC MICHALSKA, K., BOULIANNE, S., BIMBER, B. (2018). Selective avoidance on social media: A comparative study of western democracies. American Political Science Association annual meeting. Boston.

TOWNER, T., BIMBER, B., BOULIANNE, S., KOC MICHALSKA, K., LUSVARDI, A. (2018). Twitter as Presidential Communication: The Impact of President Trump’s Tweets. Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Harvard University.

WELLS, C., KOC MICHALSKA, K., BIMBER, B., BOULIANNE, S., LABARRE, J. (2018). Vote intention and dual screening in the UK and France: Evidence from the 2017 elections. ECREA Annual conference.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2018). Rich people vs. poor people politics: Participatory inequalities in contacting elected officials. International Communication Association (ICA), Prague.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2017). Facebook in Presidential Campaigns: comparing French and American practices., American Political Science Association (APSA), San Francisco.

KOC MICHALSKA, K. (2017). Populist and Social Media Engagement in 2016 US Presidential Election., American Political Science Association (APSA), San Francisco.

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). Mobilized Participation in a Digital Age., Deliberative Center.

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). Social media affordances, election campaigns and follower interactions., American Political Science Association (APSA).

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., International Communication Conference (ICA).

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

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., 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. (2015). The structure of political conversation on candidates’ Facebook pages during the 2012 French presidential election., 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., & 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., 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. (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., 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., & 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). The meaning of professional campaigning in Europe: country- and party-related answers., 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., & 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.

KOC MICHALSKA, K., LILLEKER , D., BOULIANNE, S., BIMBER, B. (2017). Political participation in the UK: why might voters have voted?. Retrieved from http://www.electionanalysis.uk/uk-election-analysis-2017/section-2-voters-polls-and-results/political-participation-in-the-uk-why-might-voters-have-voted/

KOC MICHALSKA, K., GIBSON, R., VEDEL, T. (2017). SOCIAL MEDIA AND FRENCH SOCIETY INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA DURING THE 2017 FRENCH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE. Retrieved from https://www.enef.fr/les-notes/

Scientific activities

Reviewer for an academic journal

Central European Journal of Communication (2021) , 01/09/2020

Communication Monographs , 01/09/2020

Computers in Human Behaviour , 01/09/2020

Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties , 01/09/2020

Electoral studies , 01/09/2020

Journal of Information Technology and Politics , 01/09/2020

New Media and Society , 01/09/2020

Political Communication , 01/09/2020

Information Communication and Society , 01/09/2020

International Journal of Press/Politics , 01/09/2020

Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly , 01/09/2020

International Journal of E-Politics (2015)

International Journal of Electronic Governance

Javnost Review

Revue de l’Organisation Responsable

Scandinavian Political Studies

Associate Editor of an academic journal

Journal of Information Technology and Politics (2023) , 02/05/2022

Political Communication (2022) , 01/07/2021

Information Communication & Society , 30/04/2020

Social Science Computer Review (2019) , 01/01/2019

New Media and Society (2016)

Member of the scientific board of an academic association

2019 European Elections. Banalization or creativity of political communication? (2019) , 01/01/2019 - 31/12/2019

Awards and Honors

  • FIA Research Associate Professor , 2021
  • NORFACE THREATPIE: The Threats and Potentials of a Changing Political Information Environment , 2020
  • H2020 OPTED Observatory for Political Texts in European Democracies: A European research infrastructure , 2020

Doctoral supervision

Thesis co-director

- 2020, : Research on the Influence Mechanism of Intelligent AffordableLuxury Hotel on Customers' Sharing Willingness
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- 2021, : The Impact of Social Media on Business Management Efficiency-A Case Study on DingTalk
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- 2020, : Empirical Study on the Impact of Electronic Word-of-mouth Information and Seller Provided Information onOnline Consumers' Purchase Behavior
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Thesis Reviewer

- 2020, : Mis- and Disinformation online: a Taxonomy of Solution
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