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Dr. Tom Paskhalis
Assistant Professor, Political Science


I am an Assistant Professor in Political Science and Data Science, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Political Science. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at New York University, Center for Social Media and Politics. I received my PhD from London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Methodology. My research focuses on political communication, social media, and computational analysis.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Greg Eady, Tom Paskhalis, Jan Zilinsky, Richard Bonneau, Jonathan Nagler, Joshua A. Tucker, Exposure to the Russian Internet Research Agency foreign influence campaign on Twitter in the 2016 US election and its relationship to attitudes and voting behavior, Nature Communications, 14, (1), 2023, p62 Journal Article, 2023 URL DOI

Tom Paskhalis, Bryn Rosenfeld, Katerina Tertytchnaya, Independent media under pressure: evidence from Russia, Post-Soviet Affairs, 38, (3), 2022, p155 - 174 Journal Article, 2022 URL DOI

Denisa Kostovicova, Tom Paskhalis, Gender, Justice and Deliberation: Why Women Don't Influence Peace-making, International Studies Quarterly, 65, (2), 2021, p263 - 276 Journal Article, 2021 URL DOI

Research Expertise


In my research I focus on applying state-of-the-art computational methods to the study of political phenomena. In particular, on the substantive side I am interested in online and offline political communication and how these different channels are used by interest groups to affect policy. My methodological research interests include machine learning, Bayesian modelling, text analysis, record linkage and data visualisation.


Awards and Honours

Arts and Social Sciences Benefactions Fund research grant 2022

Harriman Institute/Carnegie Corporation research grant 2020

Santander Travel Fund 2018

Clifford C. Clogg scholarship 2017

LSE PhD studentship 2015-2019


American Political Science Association

European Political Science Association

Political Studies Association of Ireland