Hi! My name is Anton Shirikov, and I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. I study media, political communication, misinformation, and propaganda. In my dissertation, I use experiments and survey data to examine when biased media are found more credible and who is more sensitive to political bias in the news. In my other work, I study the legacies of communism and contemporary political institutions in the former Soviet Union.
I am fascinated by the modern tools of computational social science, including digital data collection, automated text analysis, machine learning, and network analysis.