I study political communication and political psychology in the context of American and comparative politics. In my dissertation, I explore how new communication technologies shape the political behavior of young citizens—an important topic given how much of everyday life has now shifted into the virtual realms. I have a strong publication record with articles appearing in Youth & Society, New Media & Society, the Journal of Information Technology & Politics, and the Czech Journal of Political Science. I have over six years of experience teaching undergraduate students in a broad spectrum of classes, including being the instructor of record for seven distinct courses. My gameful pedagogy approach to teaching consistently receives high evaluations from my students.
"List of publications"
- Pavel Bacovsky, Katie Runge, and Anand E. Sokhey. 2021. "Social Networks, Mass Publics, and Democratic Politics." In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. Ed. Sandy Maisel. New York: Oxford University Press. https://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199756223/obo-9780199756223-0340.xml
- Bacovsky, Pavel, and Jennifer L. Fitzgerald. 2021. "Raising a Politically Engaged Generation: When Parental Influence Matters Most." Youth & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/0044118X211029976
- Bacovsky, Pavel. 2021. "From Xbox to Ballot Box? The Influence of Leisure Activities on Political Engagement and Vote Choice." Journal of Information Technology & Politics. https://doi.org/10.1080/19331681.2021.1894523
- Bacovsky, Pavel. 2020. "Gaming Alone: Videogaming and Sociopolitical Attitudes." New Media & Society, 23(5), 1133-1156. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444820910418
- Bacovsky, Pavel. 2018. "The Power of Connections: The Study of Influence of Electoral Systems on Economic Development in Japan and South Korea." Politologický časopis-Czech Journal of Political Science, 25(2), 93-111. https://doi.org/10.5817/PC2018-2-93
- Global Issues and International Affairs
- Introduction to American Politics
- Introduction to Comparative Politics
- Quantitative Research Methods
- Campaigns and Election
- Revolutions and Political Violence
- Political Psychology
- European Union Politics