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Dr. Asta Zelenkauskaite

Asta Zelenkauskaite, PhD

Associate Professor of Communication
Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture &
Department of Communication
Center for Science, Technology and Society
Office: 3201 Arch Street, Suite 100, Room 165

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  • PhD, Mass Communication, Indiana University, 2012

Research Interests:

  • Social media research
  • User-generated content analysis
  • Emergent practices online
  • Ideological influence
  • Inauthentic coordinated behaviors online
  • Misinformation/disinformation online
  • Mixed methods


Asta Zelenkauskaite, is an associate professor of Communication. Her work research centers around emergent practices online by bridging multidisciplinary approaches drawn from social science tradition, Communication, Information Science and Linguistics. Her research focuses on the ways in which online interaction can create new spaces and practices for their users. Her work is interested in societal challenges of information mistrust and post-truth and the way such inauthentic information can be uncovered. She is focusing in the changes that social media bring to mass media landscape by studying these phenomena from a multi-method approach from macro and micro approaches.

Selected Publications:


  • Zelenkauskaite, A. (2022). Creating Chaos Online: Disinformation and Subverted Post-publics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Open access: