Nicholas Dias

Portrait of Nicholas Dias
Doctoral Student

Nic Dias is a dual doctoral student in Communication and Political Science at the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts & Sciences.

Dias is interested in the ways publics set norms around political discourse (e.g., those of political correctness or civility). In particular, he is curious about the consequences of specific boundaries to free speech and the ways in which boundaries can be set optimally. His current research sits at the intersection of incivility, misinformation, and content moderation. He enjoys integrating experimental and computational methodologies.

Prior to attending the University of Pennsylvania, Dias worked as a staff researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. Dias received his master's degree in Journalism from the Columbia Journalism School, where he specialized in computational and data journalism. He earned his bachelor's degree in Psychology and Communication from the University of California, Davis.

Nic Dias is a dual doctoral student in Communication and Political Science at the Annenberg School for Communication and the School of Arts & Sciences.

Office Number: 
Annenberg Room 136

Dias's Network

  • Political Communication
  • Annenberg Public Policy Center
  • Democracy & Information Group
  • Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics