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(Social) Media and Communication

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Thomas Poell (photo: Bob Bronshoff)
Photo: Bob Bronshoff
Digital platforms

Thomas Poell is professor of Data, Culture & Institutions. In his research, he focuses on the social consequences of the emergence of digital platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Spotify, Airbnb and Uber. He has published extensively on the role of social media in contemporary political and social conflicts in Canada, Egypt, Tunisia, India and China. In recent years, he has been researching the development of the platform society. | T.Poell@uva.nl | 020 525 2915

Bas van Putte (Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans)
Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans
Health communication

Bas van den Putte is professor of Health Communication. His research focuses on evaluating and increasing the effectiveness of online and offline (interpersonal) communication aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle among different target groups (for example adolescents, young people and adults). | S.J.H.M.vandenPutte@uva.nl | 020 525 2205 |06 2700 8981

Mark Deuze (photo: NIP)
Photo: NIP
Journalism and new media

Mark Deuze is professor of Media Studies. He conducts research into the position of journalists in the labour market; the impact and influence of new media on everyday life; digital culture; and the creative industries. | M.J.P.Deuze@uva.nl | 020 525 7424

Journalism and media effects

Mark Boukes is associate professor of Corporate Communication at the Department of Communication Science. He has expertise in areas such as journalism, media effects and infotainment. For example, he looks at the role that the media play in society and politics, the influence of media and journalism on public opinion, and the content and effects of economic news. In addition, Boukes pays particular attention to the influence and production of political satire and to the functioning of journalism, including the processes involved in making news. | M.Boukes@uva.nl | 06 1178 9948

Natali Helberger (photo: Jeroen Oerlemans)
Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans
Media and AI

Natali Helberger is university professor in the chair of Law and Digital Technology, with a special emphasis on Artificial Intelligence. Her research interests include media and data analytics, the legal implications of AI and automated decision-making, social media platforms, privacy and digital (user) rights, public values and media pluralism. | N.Helberger@uva.nl

 

Media and big tech

Alexandra Schwinges is a PhD candidate in the Corporate Communication programme group. In her research, she examines to what extent news media hold big tech companies responsible for their increasing influence in society. She examines media coverage of big tech, focusing in particular on the role of journalism as a watchdog and on the power relations between journalists and public affairs managers working for big tech companies. In addition, Schwinges studies the Digital Services and Markets Acts as a case study to map the influence of news media and public affairs on public policy-making. | A.Schwinges@uva.nl

 

Claes de Vreese (photo: Bram Belloni)
Photo: Bram Belloni
Media and politics

Claes de Vreese is university professor of Artificial Intelligence and Society, with a particular focus on media and democracy. He is interested in the role of automation, algorithms and artificial intelligence on democratic processes. He examines topics such as: microtargeting, news recommendations, social media platforms, disinformation, comparative journalistic research, and the effects of news, public opinion and European integration. | C.H.deVreese@uva.nl | 020 525 2426

Sonia Shaikh (photo: Hoag Levins)
Photo: Hoag Levins
Media and technology

Sonia Shaikh is an assistant professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. She works in the field of AI and society, with a focus on decision making, communication and the impact of intelligent technologies in organisations. In addition, she also looks at various topics related to news media, such as framing technology and its influence on media/journalism, emotions and policy. | S.J.Shaikh@uva.nl

Huub Wijfjes (photo: Jeroen Oerlemans)
Photo: Jeroen Oerlemans
Media history

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. | H.B.M.Wijfjes@uva.nl | 020 525 6321

Media Psychology

Monique Timmers is interested in the emotional origins and appeal of media and entertainment. As an emotion psychologist, she focuses on psychological media issues, for example in the field of mediated interaction and relationships: parasocial interaction and relationship formation with media characters. Central to her work is always the effect of media entertainment: why it is pleasant to spend so much time on entertainment; what does it yield? | M.Timmers@uva.nl | 020 525 2201

Damian Trilling (photo: Bram Belloni)
Photo: Bram Belloni
News and politics

Damian Trilling is an associate professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. He conducts research into how people come into contact with news and politics. His main focus is on the role of social media, news recommendation systems, algorithms and whether or not filter bubbles exist. | D.C.Trilling@uva.nl | 06 27 82 79 04

(Online) News use

Susan Vermeer is an assistant professor in the Political Communication & Journalism programme group. She conducts research into (online) news use and how this is influenced by social networks and algorithmic news recommendation systems. Vermeer also looks at the relationship between exposure to news and political interest and political participation. Through her research she hopes to gain insight into current news use (among young adults on Instagram and WhatsApp, for example) and its effect on the ever-changing media landscape. | S.A.M.Vermeer@uva.nl

Annemarie van Oosten (photo: Bram Belloni)
Photo: Bram Belloni
(Social) Media and sexuality

Annemarie van Oosten is a communication scientist. She conducts research into media, especially social media, in relation to the sexuality of adolescents and young adults. | J.M.F.vanOosten@uva.nl | 06 2557 1785