Doctoral candidate in Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute.
Specialist Research Areas: Political Sociology, Political Communication, Social Media, Text Mining, Radical Right
Ofra Klein is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute, where she writes her dissertation about far-right online mobilisation. She previously analyzed online extremism for the Research and Documentation Center for the Dutch Ministery of Security and Justice and worked as a research assistant at the Horizon 2020 BRaVE Project on Violent Extremism and Polarisation and the harmful speech project at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center. Ofra is a visiting scholar at the Weizenbaum Institute (Berlin) and the Centre d’études éuropeennes at Sciences Po (Paris, France) during the 2019-2020 academic year.
Specialist research areas:
Internet memes; far-right mobilization; online hate speech; platform regulation.