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Dr. Oul Han

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+49 261 287-2864

For thesis supervision, you are very welcome to speak to me about your aims that relate to politics and social science. If you are unsure where to start, check out the list of open master and bachelor thesis topics. 

About me:
I'm the (as opposed to "a") political scientist at WeST. What am I doing here? In short: I'm part of a collective endeavor to cross academic disciplines and methods for the digital era. Phenomena that are so particular to online media spheres are racing past us since yesterday. Structures of most departments are too rigid to prepare us for the mix of amplified exposure and perceptions that emerge from the largest medium of the world: the Web. 

Research topics:

  • Text analysis, digital politics, misinformation
  • Democratization, affect, partisan polarization
  • Since at WeST, I'm basically facing the dragon when it comes to how to really do interdisciplinary research, first-hand. Luckily, that has always interested me.

Mini vita:
2016 PhD Political Science, Freie Universitaet Berlin
2012 MIS International Studies/European Area Studies, Seoul National University
2009 BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins

Long vita: download CV

Project involvement


The seminars/labs offer elements of Social Science to be readily used by a Computer Science audience. In practice, this means to influence your research questions and, as result, the method. For example, a behavioral pattern that you find in tweets may have political causes, which can be explained by a fitting political science theory. 

[Trivia:] How fact-checking online misinformation works: never as well as here, unfortunately.