Kamile Grusauskaite is a doctoral candidate at the Institute for Media Studies at KU Leuven University, Belgium. She is currently the principal researcher in the FWO (Research Foundation Flanders)-funded project titled Imagining Opaque Power. The Production and Consumption of Conspiracy Theories on YouTube, that examines how and why theories of conspiracy are formed, circulated and consumed online. Her work lies at the intersection of cultural sociology and media studies, and draws on the seminal work of Stuart Hall, among others. She has authored several peer-reviewed international publications, including in journals such as Public Understanding of Science, and Social Media + Society.