Recognition

  • 2018

    Travel Funding

    Travel Funding (2018) from Aarhus University, DK for participation in the consortia-development workshop Childhood, Youth, and Digital Technologies.

     

  • 2017

    Top Paper Award

    Top Paper Award (2017) from the Children, Adolescents, and the Media Division of the International Communication Association. Awarded for paper: Which came first? Assessing transactional relationships between children’s violent media use and ADHD-related behaviors.

     

  • Research Funding

    Research Funding (2017) for the project “Assessing children’s media motivations” [together with R. Kühne]. Received from the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam.

     

  • 2016

    Research Funding

    Research Funding (2016) The attraction and power of Minecraft, KennisNet; Graduate School of Communication, University of Amsterdam

     

  • 2015

    Research Funding

    Research Funding (2015) for the open access publication of “Plugged In: How Media Attract and Affect Youth” [together with P.M. Valkenburg]. Received from Yale University Press.

     

  • 2014

    Research Funding

    Research Funding (2014) Can apps support children’s creativity?, Cinekid; Graduate School of Communication, University of Amsterdam

     

  • 2013

    Research Funding

    Research Funding (2013) for the doctoral project “There’s an App for That! Distinctive Features of Apps for Young Children”, Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam.

     

  • Young Scholars Travel Grant

    Young Scholars Travel Grant (2013, January) for research visit to Northwestern University, Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam.

     

  • 2012

    Top Paper Award

    Top Paper Award (2012) from the Children, Adolescents, and the Media Division of the International Communication   Association. Awarded for paper: How reduced narrative processing demands impact preschoolers’ comprehension of educational television.

     

  • Top Paper Award

    Top Paper Award (2012) from the Children, Adolescents, and the Media Division of the International Communication   Association. Awarded for paper: Background television in homes with young children.

     

  • 2006

    Top Paper Award

    Top Paper Award (2006) from the Mass Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Awarded for paper: The time-crunched family and preschool television: Is 24-hour television the answer?

     

  • Top Paper Award

    Top Paper Award (2006) from the Applied Communication Division of the Eastern Communication Association. Awarded for paper: Repeated viewings of Dora the Explorer and its influence on young children’s learning.

     

  • 2004-2009

    Full Tuition and Research Stipend

    Full Tuition and Research Stipend (2004-2009), from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.

     

  • 2004

    George Gerbner Award

    George Gerbner Award (2004) from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania. Awarded for best senior honors thesis by an undergraduate student.