Sara Vissers

McGill University
Department of Political Science
Address: Department of Political Science, McGill University 855 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal QC H3A 2T7, C
Tel: (+1) 514 398-4400 ext. 3342
Fax: (+1) 398 - 1770

I am a research associate at McGill University and the coordinator at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship. I received my PhD in social and political science (2010) and my MA in sociolog

My work focuses on the role of the Internet for civic and political participation and mobilization. My research interests include the concepts of political participation, the democratic impact of information and communication technologies and new social media, new modes of political mobilization, and public opinion. In my current research I examine spill-over effects between online and offline participation modes and the impact of online social networks on political mobilization and engagement in political life.

Research Axis

Why can't a Student be more like an Average Person? Sampling and Attrition Effects in Social Science Field and Laboratory Experiments
Journal: Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
Volume: 628
issue: 1
Year: 2010
First Page: 85
Last Page: 96

The Internet and new modes of political participation: Online versus offline participation?
Journal: Information, Communication and Society
Volume: 17
issue: 8
Year: 2013

Spill-over effects between Facebook and on/offline political participation? Evidence from a two-wave panel study
Journal: R&R Journal of Information Technology and Politics
Volume: 11
issue: 3
Year: 2014

The Potential of Internet Mobilization. An Experimental Study on the Effect of Internet and Face-to-Face Mobilization Efforts
Journal: Political Communication
Volume: 27
issue: 4
Year: 2010
Sara Vissers

The Impact of Mobilization Tools on Offline Life and Online Participation: Are mobilization effects medium specific?
Journal: Social Science Computer Review
Volume: 30
issue: 2
Year: 2012