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Ernesto Calvo

College Park, Maryland, United States

Professor, University of Maryland


Ernesto Calvo (PhD, Northwestern University 2001) is Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland and Director of the interdisciplinary Lab for Computational Social Science (iLCSS). His research focuses on the study of comparative political institutions, representation, and framing in social networks.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Calvo’s journey

Selected readings

Calvo, E., & Ventura, T. (2021). Will I get Covid-19? Partisanship, social media frames, and perceptions of health risk in Brazil. Latin American Politics and Society, 63(1), 1-26.

Aruguete, N., Calvo, E., & Ventura, T. (2020). News Sharing, Gatekeeping, and Polarization: A Study of the #Bolsonaro Election. Digital Journalism, 1-22.

Aruguete, N., & Calvo, E. (2018). Time to #protest: Selective exposure, cascading activation, and framing in social media. Journal of Communication, 68(3), 480-502. 

Watch Prof. Calvo present on “My partisan friends live in a bubble: Framing and perceived polarization in social media” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Calvo’s insights about his professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast