I am a professor of Sociology at University of Paris Est, and a researcher at Interdisciplinary Lab on Science, Innovation & Society (LISIS).

My 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 teach sociology of the internet, sociology of media and communication, and research methods in social sciences (both qualitative and digital methods). Since 2011, I have been in charge of the master program Corporate Communication and Social Media.

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 (may 2019)