photo identité sylvainMy research explores the interplay between technology, news organizations and democracy, based on qualitative and computational methods.

I have previously conducted fieldwork – mostly in the U.S. and France – on legal regulation of the media; digital innovation in news organizations; and the emerging relationships between journalism and computer science.

I also contribute to the definition of new computational methods in sociology, through several research projects based on the statistical analysis of web corpora.

I got a PhD in Sociology from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, and I hold an Agregation in Social Sciences and Economics. My work has appeared in Revue Française de Science Politique, Réseaux, Droit et Société, New Media and Society, Digital Journalism, and in other academic journals.

I am proud to have supervised Thomas Jammet, Baptiste Kotras‘ and Sébastien ShulzPhDs in sociology. I am currently supervising the doctoral research of Valeria Ramirez, Emile Provendier, Emma Gauthier and Jean-Baptiste Garrocq.

Contact: sylvain.parasie[at]

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You can download my CV (Nov 2022)