Louise Stahl


Louise Stahl
PhD Candidate (Communication)

Personal E-mail: lstahl@uottawa.ca


Louise Stahl is a PhD candidate in Communication at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth Dubois

Louise Stahl’s research examines what is the process of credibility assessment of political information on WhatsApp. Looking to the specific case of Brazil, she explores how affordances of the media and social dynamics fostered in the application may affect the credibility evaluation process. 

Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Louise Stahl completed her BA in social communication, with focus on advertising and marketing from University of São Paulo, in Brazil. Before moving to Canada to continue her studies, she worked in advertising in Brazil for several years, mostly in digital advertising agencies such as Sapient Nitro, Dentsu Aegis Network and Mirum Agency. 

Louise Stahl is a member of the Pol Comm Tech Lab, and currently part of University of Ottawa’s research team for the Global Journalism Innovation Lab.

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