Shima Khanehzar

Shima Khanehzar
Shima Khanehzar, 2021 MCDS Doctoral Academy Fellow

Data driven models for fine-grained framing analysis in political debates and the media

Prof Trevor Cohn
Dr Lea Frermann
Prof Andrew Turpin
Dr Gosia Mikolajczak

School / Faculty:
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

PhD Details

My PhD research combines a line of study focused on developing machine learning and natural language processing approaches to automate computational “framing analysis” research. I focus on definitions of framing adopted in communication and political sciences to analyze framing and narrative strategies in news stories.

Q & A

Why did you decide to do a PhD?
I decided to do a PhD because It is an excellent way to dive deep into a research topic and learn how to be a researcher

What do you enjoy reading?
I enjoy reading books on social science and philosophy

What do you enjoy doing when you're not working on your PhD?
Bouldering, hiking, cycling, tennis, playing cello, and definitely coffee

Name one fun fact about you.
I have always struggled to answer this question :)