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Sergey Sanovich

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Sergey Sanovich is a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University. Previously, he was a cyber fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University where he co-authored “Securing American Elections” report, which particularly focused on the protection from disinformation. Sergey received his Ph.D. in political science from NYU where he was affiliated with the Social Media and Political Participation (SMaPP) Lab. His report, commissioned by the Oxford Internet Institute, on the domestic origins of the Russian government’s disinformation campaigns abroad was recently published in an Oxford University Press volume on computational propaganda.

His current research is focused on online censorship and propaganda by authoritarian regimes; social media platform governance; elections and partisanship in electoral autocracies; and personalization of politics in both autocratic and democratic countries. To conduct his research, Sergey collects big data from social media, digitalizes archival documents, and runs field and survey experiments both online and offline.

Sergey can be reached at , 316 Sherrerd Hall.