Pasko Kisic Merino
- Normalisation of far-right discourses in AI-fuelled social media in Sweden, the US, the UK, and Peru
- Ontological (in)security, radicalisation, and emotional governance in the hybrid media system
- Relationships between political discourses and rhetorical styles in social media and traditional media in the context of political crises.
- The role of technology in the (re)constitution of identity frontiers in the context of entertainment politics.
WASP-HS project: Bias and Methods of AI Technology Studying Political Behavior
I am a PhD researcher at the Department of Political Science, Karlstad University, Sweden. I hold degrees in Political Science and Global Studies, and the former Editorial Manager for the journal Political Psychology. My previous work includes research on the psycho-political features of far-right movements and actors, as well as on social media massification and radicalisation processes. My current research focuses on the relationship between far-right discourses, social media technologies and politics, artificial intelligence, and the consequences of the entertainment culture in contemporary politics. My PhD research is funded by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS).
Kisic Merino, P., & Kinnvall, C. (2022). Governing Emotions: Hybrid media, Ontological Insecurity and the Normalisation of Far-Right Fantasies. Alternatives, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/03043754221123467
Kisić Merino, P., Capelos, T., & Kinnvall, C. (2020). Getting inside ‘the head’ of the far right: Psychological responses to the socio-political context. In S. D. Ashe, J. Busher, G. Macklin, & A. Winter (Eds.), Researching the Far Right: Theory, Method and Practice (1st ed., pp. 74–91). Routledge. Link
Fredén, A., Johansson, M., Kisic Merino, P., & Saynova, D. (2021, October 1). A Comparison of Language Processing Models in Political Analysis: Evidence from Sweden. 2021 American Political Science Association Meeting, Seattle, Washington, United States of America. Link
Bazán, M., Kisic, P. & Chávez, J. (2013). Future Studies and Policy Design: Reflections on a 20-year experience at FORO Nacional Internacional in Peru. Development 56, 518–524 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1057/dev.2014.48