Jonas Kaiser

Jonas Kaiser is an Associate Researcher at HIIG, Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and DFG Research Fellow. His research is located at the intersection of digital and political communication. Jonas’ research interests are online extremism, public sphere theory, online misinformation, and digital methods.

He is currently working on a book for Oxford University Press on how the far-right in Germany and the United States is (ab)using the internet’s affordances. Jonas earned his PhD (Dr. phil.) at Zeppelin University for his thesis about climate change skepticism in Germany. His work has been published in journals like International Journal of Communication, Communication and the Public or Environmental Communication and has been featured in media outlets like Süddeutsche Zeitung, New York Times or BuzzFeed. He won the best paper award in the Environmental Communication division at ICA 2017. At HIIG he is looking into where and how scientific findings are being shared online.

Jonas Kaiser

Position

Associated Researcher: Learning, knowledge, innovation

Relevant Publications
Conference contributions and other activities
Relevant Publications

Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings:

Kaiser, J. & Puschmann, C. (2017). Alliance of antagonism: Counterpublics and polarization in online climate change communication. Communication and the Public, 1-17. Publication details

Kaiser, J. (2017). Public Spheres of Skepticism: Climate Skeptics’ Online Comments in the German Networked Public Sphere. International Journal of Communication, 11, 1661-1682. Publication details

Kaiser, J. & Bourassa, N. (2017). Building Bridges with Breitbart: A Topic Model Analysis of Online Media Coverage During the US Presidential Election 2016. Proceedings of IAMCR 2017. Publication details

Kaiser, J. & Rhomberg, M. (2017). Bridging the Climate Divide? Assessing the IPCC’s Agenda Building Function in German News Media, Climate Blogosphere, and Comment Sections. Proceedings of ICA 2017. Publication details

Other publications:

Kaiser, J. & Rauchfleisch, A. (2017). YouTubes Algorithmen sorgen dafür, dass AfD-Fans unter sich bleiben, . Motherboard Vice. Publication details

Kaiser, J. (2017). Fake News: Der Lackmustest für die politische Öffentlichkeit, . Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung. Publication details

Fecher, B. & Kaiser, J. (2015). Collapsing Ivory Towers? A hyperlink analysis of the German academic blogosphere, . The Impact Blog. Publication details

Conference contributions and other activities

Lectures and Presentations:

The Dark Side of the Public Sphere: Right-Wing Counterpublics in the US Elections
Political Communication in Times of Crisis: New Challenges, Trends & Possibilities . ECREA. Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland: 22.11.2017

Jonas Kaiser, Adrian Rauchfleisch

The Dark Side of the Public Sphere: Right-Wing Counterpublics in the US Elections
AoIR 2017 . University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia: 19.10.2017

Jonas Kaiser, Adrian Rauchfleisch, Nikki Bourassa

Politics of Discourse: Fake News Controversy in Germany and how it solidifies in new institutional arrangements
AoIR 2017 Networked Publics (Session: Misinformation, Propaganda and "Fake News": A European Perspective). Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR). University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia: 19.10.2017

Kirsten Gollatz, Jonas Kaiser, Cornelius Puschmann

The Right-Wing Web: Online counterpublics, dissent, and the case of the US election
MALfunction #5: Dissent . University of Colorado, Boulder, USA: 03.07.2017

Kaiser, J.

Bots and Users
67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) . San Diego, San Diego, USA: 28.05.2017

Jonas Kaiser

Assessing the IPCC’s Agenda Building Function in German News Media, Climate Blogosphere, and Comment Sections
67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) . San Diego, San Diego, USA: 26.05.2017

Jonas Kaiser, Markus Rhomberg