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B. (Bharath) Ganesh, PhD

B. (Bharath) Ganesh, PhD


Bharath is a political geographer focusing on new media, political communication, and cultures of hate and intolerance online using computational and qualitative methods.  

Research Interests  

- Hate, Intolerance, and Prejudice in Europe and North America
- Racism and Bigotry in Digital Propaganda
- Regulatory Responses to Extremism Online
- Social Media and Political Culture
- Disinformation, Social Media Manipulation, and Digital Advertising 

Methodological Interests  

- Natural Language Processing, Corpus Linguistics, and Critical Discourse Analysis
- Social Network Analysis
- Visual Methods 


Prior to joining the University of Groningen, Bharath was a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. At the OII, he contributed to three projects: (1) the Computational Propaganda Project, where he contributed to analysis of Russian social media manipulation in the United States; (2) the VOX-Pol Project, where he contributed research on digital cultures of the far right in Europe and North America; and (3) the Data Science in Local Government Project, where he contributed survey design and data analysis to understand the state of the art of data science techniques used in local government in the UK (2017-2018).

Bharath completed his PhD in Geography at UCL in 2017, funded by the Bonnart Trust ( From 2014 to 2017, he was also Senior Researcher at Tell MAMA (, a British charity that monitors and supports victims of anti-Muslim hate crime. Bharath has commented widely on issues related to disinformation on social media, Russian involvement in the 2016 United States election, hate speech, and the radical right in the UK Houses of Parliament, United Nations, and international media outlets. His recent publications have appeared in journals including the Journal of International Affairs and European Societies. 
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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands