Critical Data Studies


Shahin, S. & Zheng, P. (2018). Big Data and the illusion of choice: Comparing the evolution of India’s Aadhaar and China’s Social Credit System as technosocial discourses. Social Science Computer Review. *Special issue: Big Data Ethics and Politics.

Shahin, S. (2017). Analysis of messy data. In J. Matthes, Davis, C. S., & Potter, R. F. (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods (pp. 1-8). London: Wiley.

Shahin, S. (2016). A critical axiology for Big Data studies. Palabra Clave, 19(4), 972-996.Special issue: Journalism: New Issues, New Trends. doi: 10.5294/pacla.2016.19.4.2

Shahin, S. (2016). Right to be forgotten: How national identity, political orientation, and capitalist ideology structured a trans-Atlantic debate on information access and control. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 93(2), 360-382. *Special issue: Information Access and Control in an Age of Big Data. doi: 10.1177/1077699016638835 *Top Five Finalist for JMCQ’s 2016 Outstanding Research Article Award

Shahin, S. (2016). When scale meets depth: Integrating natural language processing and textual analysis for studying digital corpora. Communication Methods and Measures, 10(1), 28-50. doi: 10.1080/19312458.2015.1118447

Conference Papers & Presentations

Shahin, S. (2016, August). A critical axiology for big data studies. Presented as part of a JMCQ-organized panel on ‘Information access and control in an age of big data’ at the AEJMC annual conference, Minneapolis.

Shahin, S. (2015, December). Van Rossum meets Van Dijk: Using computational tools for critical research. Public talk at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Shahin, S. (2015, May). Qualitative Big Data research? Integrating natural language processing with textual analysis. Presented at the ICA annual conference (Political Communication Division), San Juan.