CITS is hosting Dr. Karolina Koc-Michalska as a visiting scholar this summer (June-Sept. 2017). Koc-Michalska is an Associate Professor at Audencia Business School and an Associate Researcher at CEVIPOF Sciences-Po Paris, France. Her research interest focuses on political parties’ strategic online communication during electoral time, especially the usage of social media, as well as the new media effects on societies. She extends this work through comparative research within the European countries and US. During her stay at CITS, she will explore the motivations leading to political participation and the role of fake news in societies. Dr. Bruce Bimber (Political Science) is Koc-Michalska's faculty sponsor.