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Team

Opinionet’s Researchers

A.S. Cardenal
PhD and Professor of Political Science at the School of Law and Political Science of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and Researcher at the Interdisciplinary Internet Institute (IN3)

Ph.D in Political Science (UAB). Diploma in International Relations (SAIS-Bologna). Visiting scholar at Stanford (1993-95) and Fulbright Fellow at NYU (2004). Lecturer in Political Science at Universidad Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Her areas of interest include comparative politics, political behavior, and political methodology. Currently, her research interests develop in the areas of political communication, new media, public opinion and voting.

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J. Balcells
PhD and Lecturer in Political Science (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

Member of the Research Group e-Government, Administration and e-Democracy. PhD in Political and Social Sciences (EUI). His areas of study include political theory, democracy and public opinion. His current research is focused on the impact of ICT on politics and public administration.

A. Batlle
PhD and Professor of Political Science at the Dep. of Law and Political Science of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

PhD in Political Science (UAB). Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the UB, and coordinator of GADE (a consolidated research group on e-Governance: Electronic Administration and Democracy).

R. Borge
PhD and Professor of Political Science at the School of Law and Political Science of Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Resident Researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3-UOC)

Currently her research focuses on the dynamics of leadership, influence and activism in social networks. She is Political Science Associate Professor at the Open University of Catalonia-UOC and researcher of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3-UOC). Former Associate Director of the Doctoral Programme in Information and Knowledge Society at UOC. She has been professor and researcher at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, UNED, Fundació Universitària del Bages and Portland State University. Visiting Scholar at Michigan University-Center for Political Studies. She holds a PhD in Political Science and Sociology from the Deusto University (Bilbao). Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Sociology.

C. Galais
Postdoctoral fellow at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3-UOC) and the Research Group on Electronic Government and Democracy (GADE) at UOC

She obtained a PhD in political science from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF, 2008) and has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB, 2009-2011) and Université de Montréal (UdeM, 2012-2015).  She has also been an associated and visiting professor at the UPF and a visiting researcher at Stanford University.  Currently, her research interests develop in the areas of political knowledge and the internet, political socialization, local political participation and the belief that voting is a duty.

A. Padró-Solanet
Professor of Political Science and Methodology at the Department of Law and Political Science, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.

B.A. in Philosophy, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. Master in Public Managment, UAB. Master in Political Science, UAB. His research focuses on the effect of institutions in attitudes and political behavior.

I. Serrano
PhD and Researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute-UOC

Ph.D in Political Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Master in Public Management by UAB-UPF-ESADE. Postgraduate Researcher in Queen Mary College-University of London. Lecturer at Universidad Pompeu Fabra. His research interests include political theory, political attitudes and new technologies.

M. Esteve
PhD and researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute -IN3-

BA in Political Science, Universidad Pompeu Fabra (2001-2004). Master in Political Science, Université du Québec a Montréal (2004-2007). Currently, he is a researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute and works on a dissertation (supervised by Prof. Rosa Borge Bravo) on the adaptaton and use of social networks by political parties and MPs.

S. Majó-Vázquez
Phd Granted Candidate @ Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Member of GADE Research Group of In3

M.Sc. in Political Analysis, UOC (2013); Post Degree in Political Communication (2005) and BA in Journalism (2000-2004) at UAB; My research interests are in the intersection of new media and public opinion with a focus on a twofold methodological approach: social network analysis and experiments. Currently, working on my dissertation about the consequences of new media on modes of exposure and public agenda (supervised by Prof. A.S Cardenal Izquierdo).