Pedro Abelin is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests cut across populism, far-right politics, digital activism, and social movements, seeking to understand the relationship between social media and populist communication. He holds an M.A and a B.A in Political Science from the University of Brasília, Brazil. Before starting the Ph.D., Pedro was a researcher at the Institute for Democracy and Democratization of Communication – INCT, in Brazil. At the University of Maryland, Pedro is a member of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Computational Social Science (iLCSS) and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (LASC). He is also a member of the research group Rethinking the Relations between Society and State (Resocie), of the University of Brasília.

Areas of Interest

  • Digital activism
  • Populism
  • Latin America
  • Disinformation
  • Social movements


  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Political Science - University of Brasília
  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Political Science - University of Brasília



Research Topics

  • Political Theory
  • Comparative Politics
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