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Roberta Bracciale, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor of Media Sociology at the Department of Political Science, University of Pisa, Italy.

Roberta is Director of the MediaLaB – Big Data in Social and Political Research Laboratory of the University of Pisa; Member of the PhD Board in Data Science of Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa; Research Associate at Institute of Informatics and Telematics (IIT) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) of Pisa; Research Associate at DeVisu Laboratory of University Polytechnique Hauts de France.

Roberta current research interests focus on the social impact of digital media on citizens’ everyday life, paying special attention to methodological perspectives related to media studies (eg. Big Data and Digital Methods) applied to the field of Political Communication, Journalism and to the issue of Digital Inequalities.