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Dr. Neta Kligler-Vilenchik

Former Research Fellow

Dr. Neta Kligler-Vilenchik is Assistant Professor of Communication at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Her research focuses on changing forms of civic and political participation and expression in the digital age, particularly among young people. She obtained her Ph.D. in Communication at the University of Southern California. At the Weizenbaum Institute, she is a Junior Fellow with the research group "Digital Citizenship." With the research group she will discuss shared ideas around changing citizenship norms in the context of young people's online participation. 

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Fellow:

Research Group "Digital Citizenship"

1. - 16. July 2019

Fields of research

  • Political expression online
  • Connection between citizenship norms and expressive practices


Literat, I. & Kligler-Vilenchik, N. (2019). Youth collective political expression on social media: The role of affordances and memetic dimensions for voicing political views. New Media & Society.  

Literat, I. & Kligler-Vilenchik, N. (2018). Youth Online Political Expression in Non-Political Spaces: Implications for Civic Education.  Learning, Media & Technology, 43(4), 400-417.

Kligler-Vilenchik, N. & Literat, I. (2018). Distributed creativity as political expression: Youth responses to the 2016 U.S. presidential election in online affinity networks. Journal of Communication, 68(1), 79-97.

Kligler-Vilenchik, N. (2017). Alternative citizenship models: Contextualizing new media and the new ‘good citizen.’ New Media & Society, 19(11), 1887-1903.

Kligler-Vilenchik, N.  & Thorson, K. (2016). Good citizenship as a frame contest: Kony2012, memes, and critiques of the networked citizen. New Media & Society, 18(9), 1993-2011. 

Mor, Y.  Kligler-Vilenchik, N. & Maoz, I. (2015). Political expression on Facebook in a context of conflict: Dilemmas and coping strategies of Jewish-Israeli youth. Social Media + Society, 1(2), 1-10. 

Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel