First Day Back

March 12, 2020 was the last day I taught in a classroom. Today, I return. The sky is calm, my nerves are not. I’m anxious, excited, hopeful, and unsure. There’s a whole of emotions. And that’s okay. To all my fellow teachers, be kind to yourself. One slide at a time.

Project Digital Competence (DIGCOM) launched!

Officially launched in February 2021, Project DIGCOM represents a new collaboration between the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the UvA and the Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties (minBZK). This is an exciting two-year collaboration designed to assess and support the digital competence of Dutch citizens, representing one of the most robust efforts Read More

Top Paper Award, ICA 2020

This year, I am honored to share that my colleagues and I have been recognized with the Top Published Article Award for 2019. Awarded by the Children, Adolescents, and the Media division of the International Communication Association, this award is given annually to an article that colleagues in the field represents “a significant contribution to Read More

Teaching Technology

Happy to announce that my new course, Emerging Technology, is now running. It’s a daring new course – bridging science and development quite literally every week with theory lectures combined with hands-on skills workshops. My goal is to challenge my students to think differently about the world around them – to ask the critical questions, Read More