Carsten Schwemmer

Carsten Schwemmer

Professor of Computational Social Sciences

Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich


I am a Professor of Sociology and Computational Social Sciences at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. My work focuses on applying computational methods to interdisciplinary research in areas such as ethnic minority & gender studies, digital media, political communication, and sociotechnical systems. I am particularly interested in methods related to natural language processing, image recognition, and data mining.

Results of my work have been published in journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, European Sociological Review, Sociology, Social Media + Society, and European Journal of Political Research.

In addition to research, I have held courses and workshops on Data Analysis, Data Mining, Quantitative Text Analysis, and Political Sociology at several universities and institutes in Amsterdam, Bamberg, Berlin, Konstanz, and Stuttgart.


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(2023). Politicization and Right-Wing Normalization on YouTube: A Topic-Based Analysis of the 'Alternative Influence Network'. International Journal of Communication.

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(2023). Just Another Day on Twitter: A Complete 24 Hours of Twitter Data. Proceedings of the 17th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media.

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(2023). Automated Image Analysis for Studying Online Behaviour. Research Handbook of Digital Sociology.

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(2023). Manipulative practices are the norm in political emails: evidence from 100K emails from the 2020 U.S. election cycle. Big Data and Society.

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(2021). The Rise of Political Influencers - Perspectives on a Trend Towards Meaningful Content. Frontiers in Communication.

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(2021). The Politics of Select Committee Assignments in the British House of Commons. Legislative Studies Quarterly.

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(2020). Diagnosing Gender Bias in Image Recognition Systems. Socius.

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(2019). Media Bias Towards African-Americans Before and After the Charlottesville Rally. Proceedings of the Weizenbaum Conference 2019: ‘Challenges of Digital Inequality - Digital Education, Digital Work, Digital Life’.

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(2018). Election proximity and representation focus in party-constrained environments. Party Politics.

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(2018). Ride with Me - Ethnic Discrimination, Social Markets and the Sharing Economy. European Sociological Review.

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(2018). Terror Management and Twitter: The Case of the 2016 Berlin Terrorist Attack. The 15th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis response and Management.

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(2017). Content Reconstruction of Parliamentary Questions. Combining Metadata with an OCR Process. The 5th International Virtual Conference on Advanced Scientific Results.

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An Interface for Image Recognition in R using the Google Vision API
A Package for Exploring the Multilanguage Pathways Corpus
A Shiny Application for Inspecting and Validating Structural Topic Models


  • carsten[dot]schwemmer[at]lmu[dot]de
  • LMU Department of Sociology, Konradstr. 6, Munich, 80801
  • Computational Social Sciences, Office 301
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