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Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the field of media.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to

Prof Mark Deuze, professor Media Studies, Journalism

Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Mark Deuze

Mark Deuze is professor of Media Studies. His research focuses on the position of journalists in the labour market, the impact and influence of new media on our everyday lives, digital culture and the creative industry.

T: +31 (0)20 525 7424

Anne Helmond

Credits: Eduard Lampe

Dr Anne Helmond

Anne Helmond conducts research on new media and digital culture. Her areas of expertise are web software, platforms, social media, blogs, search engines, mobile apps, algorithms, data and privacy, and the history of the world-wide web.


Oosten - J - M - F - van

Credits: Bram Belloni

Dr Annemarie van Oosten

Annemarie van Oosten is a communication scientist. She conducts research on the media, particularly social media, and on how they relate to sexuality in adolescents and young adults.

T: +31 (0)6 255 71785

  • dr. J.M.F. (Annemarie) van Oosten MSc | T: 0625571785

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Trilling - D - C

Credits: Bram Belloni

Dr Damian Trilling

Damian Trilling is assistant professor of Political Communication and Journalism. His research focuses on how news is used, news on the Internet, sources of news, social media and online news.

T:+31 (0)6 481 33 576

Peter Vasterman

Credits: Eduard Lampe

Dr Peter Vasterman

Peter Vasterman is a media sociologist and assistant professor of Media and Journalism. His areas of expertise are media hypes in news stories and the way in which risks are reported, scandals, media and health risks, media and disasters, the relationship between the media and the Internet, and the way in which the Internet affects scandals.

T: +31 (0)20 525 3647

prof. H.B.M. (Huub) Wijfjes

Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Huub Wijfjes

Huub Wijfjes is a media historian as well as professor by special appointment of the History of Radio and Television. His areas of expertise are media history, the history of television, channels and media policy, journalism, politics and the media, and public broadcasting.

T: +31 (0)20 525 2980 / 6321

Published by  UvA Persvoorlichting

3 July 2017