Blerjana Bino is currently a Visiting Researcher at the Department of Informatics and Media, Uppsala University as a Swedish Institute Fellow. Her areas of research are alternative media and participation, media and democratization, political communication and populism. She has completed her doctoral studies in Media and Communication Studies. She holds a Master of Science in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics and Political Science in UK. She has completed a research fellowship at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster under a Civil Society Scholar Award (2015) and a research stay at Department of Political Sciences and Sociology, University of Salzburg as a Sigma Agile Fellow (2014). She is a lecturer of Research Methodologies; Advanced Qualitative Methodologies and New Media. In addition, Blerjana works closely as an associated researcher and project director with the UET Centre and the Office for Project Development and Partnership at the European University of Tirana. She has been involved in the development and management of various research and capacity-building projects funded by European Commission, and other donors. She is a COST researcher in the COST Action ISCH 10 IS1308 on political populism and a European Union Delegation to Albania Expert on media and information society. She is the co-founder of the Collaborative Online and Offline Research Platform (COORP) that seeks to improve the performance of Albania in the European Research Area.