Sandra Gonzalez-Bailon is an Associate Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Penn, she was a Research Fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute. She completed her doctoral degree in Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and her undergraduate studies at the University of Barcelona. Her research lies at the intersection of computational social science and political communication, with her applied work focusing on the analysis of social media networks, mobilization dynamics, information diffusion, and news consumption.
At Annenberg, she leads the DiMeNet research group (acronym for Digital Media, Networks, and Political Communication). She is the author of the book Decoding the Social World (MIT Press, 2017) and co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Networked Communication (OUP, in press). She is an associate editor for The International Journal of Press/Politics, EPJ Data Science, and Social Networks. During the 2019-2020 academic year, she will be a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University.
Senior Research Fellow
Research Group "Digitalisation and the Transnational Public Sphere"