Cristiane Melchior

Cristiane Melchior
Post-doctoral researcher
Social Sciences
LUT School of Engineering Sciences
Research areas


I'm a Brazilian post-doctoral researcher at the Disinformation, Propaganda & Soft Power Research Lab (DPS-Lab).

I obtained my Ph.D. at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) in 2023, with a period as a visiting student at HEC Montréal, Canada. My thesis was entitled “Fake News on Social Media Platforms in the Context of Rumor Theory: the Case of Covid- 19”. I also hold a master’s degree in Production Engineering and a specialization in Statistics from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM).

My research interests revolve around data science applied to social subjects, especially fake news, propaganda, and disinformation topics.