Dr Hotham’s research examines politics, social media and campaigning in contemporary democracies. Interests cover the following areas:
- Political parties
- Political campaigning
- Voter behaviour
- Digital technologyand politics
- Satellite campaigning
- Targeted advertising
- Organic campaigning
- Technology policy
- Technology regulation
- Social media and technology
- Platform governance
- Rights on the internet
Here are some useful links to Tristan’s research presence.
Below are a selection of research outputs, alongside their domain for access.
- How do political parties use Facebook and what does it offer to their campaigns? PhD Thesis. University of Bath. 2021.
Citation – Hotham, T., 2021. How do political parties use Facebook and what does it offer to their campaigns. Doctoral dissertation, University of Bath.
- What does a satellite campaign do? The use of Momentum in Labour’s 2017 General Election Facebook campaign. ArXiv. 2021. *Working Paper*.
Citation – Hotham, Tristan A. 2021. What Does a Satellite Campaign Do? the Use of Momentum in Labour’s 2017 General Election Facebook Campaign. SocArXiv. March 25. doi:10.31235/osf.io/hdqrg.
Research in blogs
- Facebook is restricting search results – is this taking transparency seriously. The Conversation. April 11th, 2018.
- Facebook risks starting a war on knowledge. The Conversation. August 17th, 2018.
- Permanent satellite campaigning? Momentum across the 2017 General Election and 2018 permanent campaign. Political Studies Association Conference 2021, Belfast.
- Labour’s 2017 General Election campaign, what sets Momentum apart from the leader and party page? Political Studies Association Conference, 2021.
- Is it party leader pages or party pages that matter most on UK Facebook? Presentation given at the 2019 PSA Conference, Nottingham.
- Researching Facebook in troubled times. Presentation given at the 2018 SWDTP Conference, Bristol.
- Facebook and Big Data: Has it changed party campaigning in Britain forever? Presentation given at the 2016 EPOP Conference, Canterbury.
Non academic work
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