Kris Ruijgrok
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Amsterdam & KITLV
k.ruijgrok@uva.nl

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I am a political scientist studying the information and communication environments that shape, and are shaped by authoritarian politics. I currently combine two postdoctoral positions: I work at the KITLV in Leiden on a project investigating cyber troops and online influence operations in Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia. At the UvA, I examine the politics behind internet shutdowns in India. My PhD research (2014-2018) at the UvA studied the effect of internet use on anti-government protest under authoritarian regimes, including fieldwork in Malaysia. The book based on my PhD dissertation was published with Palgrave Macmillan, while articles appeared in Contemporary Politics and Democratization. I am an affiliated scientist to the International Panel on the Information Environment. 

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