Jessica Yarin Robinson

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Media and Communication
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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Research interests

Jessica Robinson researches cross-border online political participation, with a focus on user practices in the Scandinavian region. She is interested in how – and if – the potential globality of the web actually manifests in online interactions and what the nature of these interactions means for the traditional definition of the public sphere. Questions driving her work include:

  • How do social media users engage with events and political issues originating outside their immediate national sphere?
  • What political identities are activated by these cosmopolitan forms of political participation?
  • To what degree are flows of misinformation and "echo chambers" transnational phenomena?


Jessica Robinson holds a master's degree in Nordic Media from the University of Oslo and a bachelor's degree in journalism from Southern Oregon University, USA. Before starting her PhD, Jessica worked for The Journal of Media Innovations and as the editorial assistant on the book Contesting Religion: The Media Dynamics of Cultural Conflicts in Scandinavia (De Gruyter, 2018). In 2016, Jessica wrote about patterns of media use in the Nordic region in the updated digital appendix of The Media Welfare State (University of Michigan Press, 2014).

Previously Jessica worked as a journalist for NPR stations in the western United States.


On Twitter: @jessixarobinson

Tags: social media, citizenship, transnationalism, digital media, political communication, participation, public sphere, polarization, network analysis, Twitter, American politics


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  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin (2022). "Same people, different bubbles: Contextual homophily and polarization among Scandinavians tweeting about U.S. elections".
  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin (2022). "Monitorial–Cosmopolitans, Networked–Locals: The Case of Scandinavian Twitter Engagement With the 2020 US Election." Presented at the 72nd Annual ICA Conference, Paris, May 26-30, 2022.
  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin & Ihlen, Øyvind (2021). "Public health authorities in a global context: A multi-lingual network approach to corona discourse on Twitter." Presented at the ECREA Political Communication Section Interim Conference, Bucharest [Virtual], March 26-27, 2021.
  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin & Ihlen, Øyvind (2021). "The Presence of National Public Health Institutes in Twitter Discussions of COVID-19." Presented at the 71st Annual ICA Conference [Virtual], May 27-31, 2021.
  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin (2020). "Skandinaver tvitret mer om USA-valget i 2016 enn russiske troll".
  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin (2020). "Ordinary Scandinavians tweeted more about the American 2016-elections than the Russian trolls accused of interference".
  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin (2019). "When the vote goes global: Expressions of political identity across borders in election discourses." Presented at the PGR Sociology Conference, Manchester, June 7, 2019.
  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin (2019). "Twitter as a site for transnational political audiencing: An analysis of cross-border participation in the election of Donald Trump." Presented at the Digital⇌Culture Conference, Nottingham, May 10, 2019.
  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin (2019). "Cosmopolitan nationalists: An analysis of foreign users in the American Twittersphere during the 2016 US election." Presented at the ICA Political Communication Division Graduate Student Pre-Conference, Washington, D.C., May 24, 2019.
  • Robinson, Jessica Yarin (2016). The Media Welfare State: Statistical appendix ( University of Oslo.

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Published June 27, 2018 10:15 AM - Last modified Aug. 25, 2022 1:56 PM