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Chiara Poletti

Chiara Poletti (Post-Doctoral Research Assistant)

I joined CIM in May 2021 as postdoctoral researcher in the ORA funded project: ‘Shaping 21st century AI: Shaping 21st Century AI: Controversy and Closure in Research, Policy and Media’

Research Interest

I am interested in exploring different social research methodologies. My main research focuses on digital social data, and social media platforms governance. In my PhD project I mapped controversies about social media platforms’ freedom of expression and content regulation. Previously, I have studied public discourse about free speech on twitter in the aftermath of terroristic attacks. I have also worked on research on health professional education policies and food sustainability.


I hold a PhD in Sociology and a MSc in social research methods from Cardiff University, a MA in International Relations and a BA in Sociology from the University of Trento (Italy). I have worked in development and cooperation in Brussels and Belgrade.


​​​​Chiara Poletti and Daniel Gray (2019) Good data is critical data: An appeal for radical digital studies. in Daly et al. (Eds.) "Good Data". Amsterdam, Institute of Network Cultures

​​Chiara Poletti and Marco Michieli (2018) Smart cities, social media platforms and security: online content regulation as a site of controversy and conflict. City, Territory and Architecture 5:20



Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies

University of Warwick



Email: Chiara dot Poletti at warwick dot ac dot uk

Twitter: @ccpollon