Chrysi Dagoula has recently finished her PhD at the Department of Journalism Studies. Her research focuses on the journalistic use of Twitter and its implications for the concept of the Public Sphere and the rejuvenation of Democracy. This research reflects her broader academic interests on the developments in digital journalism and in digital political communication, especially regarding the effect of social media, as well as the diachronic relationships between the involved concepts (journalism and democracy within the public sphere theory). Simultaneously, she worked (and contintues to) as a teaching assistant at the University of Sheffield, preparing and teaching on a variety of modules. Her expertise also includes digital and social media research.