Arista holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Communication from the University of Passau, and in 2020, she has received a Master’s Degree in Media and Communication at the same institution. She has written her Master’s thesis in collaboration with the RUSINFORM project, focusing on the topics and audience participation on the social media of one of the most prominent Russian foreign communication channels, RT German.
Her research interests center around digital communication, with a particular focus on the differences in communication across platforms, and on the communication in social networks environment about potentially controversial topics in the German social media sphere. Arista is particularly interested in combining computational and traditional quantitative methods of social sciences for her research. You can read more about Arista Beseler here.