Digital Politics group is based at the department of History, Politics and Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University. We are part of the departmental Politics Research Group and the Faculty Digital Society Research Cluster. We are a small but rapidly growing cohort of staff and PhD students, working together on range of topics that address these intersections, such as: social media militarism; on-line protest and campaigns; political propaganda and misinformation on-line; digital governance and the politics of digitisation; social media and public opinion; digital diplomacy; digital warfare; identities and communities on the internet; digital technologies and the environment; digital colonialism and data imperialism.

Our research focuses on global digital politics, as well as on specific national and regional contexts such as Albania, China, Nigeria, Palestine/Israel, Poland, Russia, the US, and the UK. We are also part of the Digital Society research cluster at the Research Centre for Applied Social Science (RCASS), collaborating with social researchers of digital technologies from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, and the rest of the university.

We have a number of postgraduate opportunities for prospective students: a PhD programme in Digital Politics; and an MA in International Relations and Global Communications with a strong focus on the role of the internet and socila media in international politics. In September 2022 we will open doors to a new Masters proramme, MSc in Digital Society, with a pathway in Digital Politics. We also welcome postdoctoral and visiting research fellows. For more details, please contact Dr Adi Kuntsman, the coordinator of Digital Politics.

To learn more about how and why the group has come together, read our blog post: why digital politics