Pavel Bačovský, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics
Bates College


My name is Pavel Bačovský (PhD, University of Colorado Boulder) and I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics at Bates College.

I study the impact of new technologies on political behavior, predominantly in the US and other OECD countries. In my research, I focus on the development of political attitudes among children and adolescents, especially among frequent users of online media and digital entertainment. I investigate how young people form attitudes towards political parties, political participation, and broader concepts such as freedom and democracy. I am also interested in the nexus of politics and leisure activities more broadly, and in various topics of political psychology.

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