Sergei holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Saint Petersburg State University in Russia, and he also received a Master’s Degree in Journalism at the same institution. After working as a frontend engineer in Berlin from 2017 to 2021, Sergei decided to return to academia and pursue a PhD at the University of Passau.
His research interests focus on political communication with an emphasis on populism and propaganda. He is particularly interested in the role of disinformation as well as misinformation. To study these phenomena, Sergei will employ traditional and computational social science methods. You can read more about Sergei Poliakov here.