Hossein Kemani is a MSCA post-doctoral researcher at the Political Communication Research Group of the University of Vienna. Hossein is studying social media, digital repression, computational propaganda and political activism in restrictive contexts. His research mainly revolves around the discursive power of social media in making meaning, shaping practices, changing the microphysics of power and playing with the political, cultural and social structures in Iran.
He received his Ph.D. in Communication Studies form the University of Tehran. Hossein has recently published in, among others, Big Data & Society, and Asian Journal of Communication. He holds a MA in Social Communication Science from the University of Tehran and has been Research Fellow at the University of Zurich and Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Farhangiyan University.