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Dr. E.L. (Eric) Tsetsi

Post-doc Lecturer
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Political Communication & Journalism

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Eric earned his Ph.D. in Communication at The University of Arizona Department of Communication in the United States. His research is focused within the areas of communication technologies, political communication, and media effects. He is particularly interested in the implications of communication technologies for socio-political issues including inequality, democratic discourse, and political participation. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Eric worked as a journalist for daily and weekly community newspapers in the Greater Boston area. He also worked as the web editor for the Phoenix New Times, a leading alternative news magazine, where he managed social media, wrote short- and long-form stories, and was responsible for website traffic analytics.

    Expertise and Research Fields

    • Political Communication
    • Communication technologies
    • Social Movements
    • Media effects
  • Research

    Expertise and Research Fields

    • Political Communication
    • Communication technologies
    • Social Movements
    • Media effects

    Research Methods

    • Experiments
    • Surveys
    • Content Analysis
  • Teaching

    Courses & Supervision

    • Graduation Project
    • Political Communication & Journalism
    • Journalistic Product
    • Journalism & the Media
  • Publications


    • Rains, S. A., Bonito, J. A., Lutovsky, B. R., Nemcova, K., Tsetsi, E., Ashtaputre, A., Pavlich, C. A., & Akers, C. (2023). Mutual influence in support seeking and provision behaviors during comforting conversations: a turn-level analysis. Human Communication Research, 49, 1-12. Advance online publication.


    • Conway, B. A., Tsetsi, E., Kenski, K., & Shmargad, Y. (2022). Tipping the Twitter vs. news media scale? Conducting a third assessment of intermedia agenda-setting effects during the presidential nomination season. Journal of Political Marketing, 21(3-4), 247-258. [details]


    • Rains, S. A., Ashtaputre, A., Nemcova, K., Lutovsky, B. R., Tsetsi, E., Pavlich, C. A., & Akers, C. (2021). The evolution of supportive conversations: Tracking within-discussion changes in support seeking and provision messages. Communication Monographs, 88, 483-505.
    • Stromer-Galley, J., Rossini, P., Kenski, K., McKernan, B., Clegg, B., Folkestad, J., Østerlund, C., Schooler, L., Boichak, O., Canzonetta, J., Martey, R. M., Pavlich, C., Tsetsi, E., & McCracken, N. (2021). Flexible versus structured support for reasoning: enhancing analytical reasoning through a flexible analytic technique. Intelligence and National Security, 36(2), 279-298. [details]


    • Rains, S. A., Akers, C., Pavlich, C. A., Tsetsi, E., Ashtaputre, A., & Lutovsky, B. R. (2020). The role of support seeker expectations in supportive communication. Communication Monographs, 87, 445-463. Advance online publication.
    • Rains, S. A., Pavlich, C. A., Lutovsky, B., Tsetsi, E., & Ashtaputre, A. (2020). Support seeker expectations, support message quality, and supportive interaction processes and outcomes: The case of the comforting computer program revisited. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37, 647-666. Advance online publication.
    • Rains, S. A., Pavlich, C. A., Tsetsi, E., & Akers, C. (2020). Evaluating the scope and theoretical nechanisms of person-centered social support: The case of the comforting computer program. Communication Research, 47, 512-540. Advance online publication.
    • Sias, P. M., Tsetsi, E., Woo, N., & Smith, A. D. (2020). With A Little Help from My Friends: Perceived Task Interdependence, Coworker Communication, and Workplace Friendship. Communication Studies, 71, 528-549. Advance online publication.
    • Tsetsi, E., & Rains, S. A. (2020). Inequality, Social Networks, and Internet Use: Exploring the Implications of the Social Diversification Hypothesis. Human Communication & Technology, 1(2), 1-19.


    • Rains, S. A., Akers, C., Pavlich, C. A., Tsetsi, E., & Appelbaum, M. (2019). Examining the quality of social support messages produced face-to-face and in computer-mediated communication: The effects of hyperpersonal communication. Communication Monographs, 86, 271-291.
    • Rains, S. A., Tsetsi, E., Akers, C., Pavlich, C. A., & Appelbaum, M. (2019). Factors Influencing the Quality of Social Support Messages Produced Online: The Role of Responsibility for Distress and Others’ Support Attempts. Communication Research, 46(6), 866-886. Advance online publication.


    • Conway-Silva, B. A., Filer, C. R., Kenski, K., & Tsetsi, E. (2018). Reassessing Twitter’s Agenda-Building Power: An Analysis of Intermedia Agenda-Setting Effects During the 2016 Presidential Primary Season. Social Science Computer Review, 36, 469-483.
    • Tsetsi, E., & Bradshaw, S. (2018). Trust, ideology, and efficacy: Exploring predictors of political expression on social networking sites. The Electronic Journal of Communication, 28.


    • Rains, S. A., & Tsetsi, E. (2017). Social support and digital inequality: Does Internet use magnify or mitigate traditional inequities in support availability? Communication Monographs, 84, 54-74.
    • Tsetsi, E., & Rains, S. A. (2017). Smartphone Internet access and use: Extending the digital divide and usage gap. Mobile Media and Communication, 5, 239-255.


    • Rains, S. A., Brunner, S. R., Akers, C., Pavlich, C. A., & Tsetsi, E. (2016). The Implications of Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) for Social Support Message Processing and Outcomes: When and Why Are the Effects of Support Messages Strengthened During CMC? Human Communication Research, 42, 553-576.
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