Antonia Vaughan

Political Science and International Studies

PhD Researcher in Political Science and International Studies (ESRC +3)
Department of Politics, Language and International Studies, University of Bath

Start date: January 2020

Research topic: The alt-right online during the United States’ Presidential Election 2020.

My PhD is looking at the communities of the alt-right online, particularly on the platforms of Reddit and Voat. Using a mixed-methods methodology, the networks and communication methods of the communities will be analysed to show how they operate during a Presidential Election. The construction of identity and community will also be considered.

Research supervisors: Professor Anna Bull, Dr Aurelien Mondon