Todd Graham is a University Academic Fellow at the School of Media and Communication. He completed his PhD at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam, in 2009 under the supervision of Kees Brants and Nick Jankowski. His dissertation 'What's Wife Swap Got to Do with It? Talking politics in the Net-Based Public Sphere' focuses on online deliberation, popular culture and the public sphere. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Groningen (RuG) from 2009-2012. In 2012, he took his first Lectureship at the RuG before being promoted to Senior Lecture in 2015. Todd received the European Journal of Communication Article of the Year Award 2011 for his research article: Reality TV as a trigger of everyday political talk in the net-based public sphere. He has held research grants from the Gratama Foundation and Melbourne Networked Society Institute and multiple (endowed) International Visiting Scholar posts. In 2016, for example, he was a visiting research fellow at the University of Göttingen and the University of Melbourne. Todd’s work has been published in top international journals across the field of communication and politics, including: New Media & Society, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, European Journal of Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, Information, Communication & Society, Journalism Practice, Journal of Information Technology and Politics and Digital Journalism. Todd's main research interests are i) the use of new media in representative democracies; ii) the intersections between popular culture and formal politics; iii) online election campaigns; iv) social media and journalism; v) forms of online deliberation and political talk; vi) online civic engagement; vii) public sphere and deliberative democratic theory.