Pontus Wallin is a researcher specializing in the study of contemporary authoritarianism and Internet politics with a special focus on political communication among youth. He received his PhD from Linnaeus University in Sweden in 2014 with the dissertation Authoritarian collaboration: Unexpected effects of open government initiatives in China. The dissertation builds on field experiments conducted in China and explores how young citizens participate in authoritarian governance online. Dr Wallin teaches courses related to these themes in comparative politics, international politics, political theory and experimental methods.