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Staff members with discipline Communication Studies

Academia develops at the interface of different fields. This is one reason why the University of Groningen is home to a wide range of fields, each with a great number of subject specialists. The overview below, which is based on a standard categorization of fields, will help you find the right expert for each field. If you cannot find the expert you are looking for in this list, try searching via a related field or faculty; you may find him or her there.

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cognitive processes, writing models, keystroke logging, text production processes, writing strategies
dr. V.M. (Veerle) Baaijen
Contact
v.m.baaijen rug.nl
+31 50 36 35859
Function
Assistant professor
I.M. (Isabella) Bazuin
Contact
i.m.bazuin rug.nl
Function
Communications Officer for the University of Groningen Business School
I am communication advisor at Dialysis Center Groningen and PhD-student at the UMCG. My PhD is about supporting patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and low health literacy (LHL). This research project Bridging the gap, is financed by the Social Sciences Call of the Dutch Kidney Foundation. I also performed a systematic review on associations of LHL in CKD, which formed the backbone of this call. I am also responsible for a research project which assesses the needs of LHL dialysis patients considering e-health and test the effect of an e-health prototype in this group. I developed education materials to promote knowledge regarding CKD, available treatment options and impact of treatment on daily life.
No picture available
Contact
m.d.boonstra umcg.nl
+31 6 5324 3985
Function
PhD
- Digital Media Use
- Digital Media Literacy
- Media Education in Schools 
- Media and Migration
- Inter- and Transcultural Communication
dr. C. (Çigdem) Bozdag Bucak
Contact
c.bozdag rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
Theory and history of developmental psychology (esp. the Cold War popularization of Jean Piaget by American psychologists and educators), archival history (esp. Piaget's unpublished causality manuscripts), historiography, knowledge translation & indigenization / internationalization, taxonomic incommensurability, digital humanities, PsycINFO
J.T. (Jeremy) Burman, PhD
Contact
j.t.burman rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
I am a discourse analyst and interactional sociolinguist primarily interested in health and language, and more specifically in health and the media, food and health, and the body in health discourses. Secondarily, I am also interested in sibling interaction.
dr. J.H.M. (Jana) Declercq
Contact
j.h.m.declercq rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
B.E. (Bianca) Dijkstra
Contact
b.e.dijkstra rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
New Media ~ Digital Democracy ~ Social Networks 
M. (Marc Esteve Del Valle) Esteve Del Valle, PhD
Contact
m.esteve.del.valle rug.nl
+31 50 36 35812
Function
Bharath is a political geographer focusing on new media, political communication, and cultures of hate and intolerance online using computational and qualitative methods.  

Research Interests  

- Hate, Intolerance, and Prejudice in Europe and North America
- Racism and Bigotry in Digital Propaganda
- Regulatory Responses to Extremism Online
- Social Media and Political Culture
- Disinformation, Social Media Manipulation, and Digital Advertising 

Methodological Interests  

- Natural Language Processing, Corpus Linguistics, and Critical Discourse Analysis
- Social Network Analysis
- Visual Methods 

Biography  

Prior to joining the University of Groningen, Bharath was a postdoctoral researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), University of Oxford. At the OII, he contributed to three projects: (1) the Computational Propaganda Project, where he contributed to analysis of Russian social media manipulation in the United States; (2) the VOX-Pol Project, where he contributed research on digital cultures of the far right in Europe and North America; and (3) the Data Science in Local Government Project, where he contributed survey design and data analysis to understand the state of the art of data science techniques used in local government in the UK (2017-2018).

Bharath completed his PhD in Geography at UCL in 2017, funded by the Bonnart Trust (www.fbbtrust.org.uk). From 2014 to 2017, he was also Senior Researcher at Tell MAMA (www.tellmamauk.org), a British charity that monitors and supports victims of anti-Muslim hate crime. Bharath has commented widely on issues related to disinformation on social media, Russian involvement in the 2016 United States election, hate speech, and the radical right in the UK Houses of Parliament, United Nations, and international media outlets. His recent publications have appeared in journals including the Journal of International Affairs and European Societies. 
B. (Bharath) Ganesh, PhD
Contact
b.ganesh rug.nl
Function
After completing her PhD at the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 2016, she spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies at the University of Bremen. She is the author of "Security Threats and Public Perception: Digital Russia and the Ukraine Crisis" (Palgrave, 2017). Her other publications include peer-reviewed articles on nationalism, sexuality, and social networks, as well as regular blog posts at “The Duck of Minerva”. Lisa's research is situated on the intersection of political theory, international relations, media and cultural studies. 
dr. E. (Lisa) Gaufman
Contact
e.gaufman rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor of Russian Discourse and Politics
Survey Methodology: mixed-mode and mixed-device surveys, targeting of hard-to-survey populations, interviewer-respondent interaction.

Research methods: qualitative and quantitative
M. (Marieke) van Gerner-Haan, PhD
Contact
marieke.haan rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Language and literacy devlopment
prof. dr. C.M. (Kees) de Glopper
Contact
c.m.de.glopper rug.nl
+31 50 36 35976
Function
Professor of Speech Communication and Discourse Analysis (briefly: Discourse Studies)
aphasia, everyday interaction, spontaneous speech, liveliness, comprehensibility, enactment
dr. R. (Rimke) Groenewold
Contact
r.groenewold rug.nl
Function
Post-doc
Field / Discipline
Through my research, I aim to contribute to the co-creation of a socio-technical context that empowers individuals to enhance their wellbeing.

Topics: Information system implementation, adoption and adaptation, Communication, Aging, Organizational change, Societal challenges, Mixed methods, Participatory research
M.L. (Eveline) Hage, PhD
Contact
m.l.hage rug.nl
+31 50 36 33244
Function
Assistant professor
Specialised in Media and Cultural Studies, studying the representation of past events, participatory media, multi-platform storytelling, cultural memory and the re-use of archival footage, particularly for television, screen culture and digital media. Organizing cooperation for European research and education, specifically regarding global citizenship and television’s history and future as a multi-platform storytelling practice. Digital Humanities experience includes (inter-)national projects on digitalized audio-visual heritage and cultural memory VideoActive and EUscreen, promoting the use of television content to explore Europe's rich and diverse cultural history. 2018-2019 Recipient Europeana Research Grant Award for digital humanities/data science research for researching creative storytelling and re-use in the context of digital (audiovisual) heritage.
dr. B. (Berber) Hagedoorn
Contact
b.hagedoorn rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Media Studies
K. He
Contact
k.he rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Persuasive Communication
prof. dr. J.C.J. (John) Hoeks
Contact
j.c.j.hoeks rug.nl
+31 50 36 37443
Function
Full Professor of Communication and Information Sciences
Field / Discipline
Conversation Analysis / Multimodal Communication / Health Communication
dr. M. (Mike) Huiskes
Contact
m.huiskes rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
Institutionele communicatie
Conversatieanalyse
Jeugdzorg
Geestelijke gezondheidszorg
Cohortstudies
Kwantitatieve data-analyse
M. (Margot) Jager
Contact
m.jager02 umcg.nl
+31 50 361 6629
Function
Postdoctoral researcher
prof. dr. C.J.M. (Carel) Jansen
Contact
c.j.m.jansen rug.nl
Function
Full Professor Communication and Information studies
Field / Discipline
- Conversation Analysis
- Classroom interaction
- Emergency calls
- Health communication
prof. dr. A.J. (Tom) Koole
Contact
tom.koole rug.nl
+31 50 36 38548
Function
Professor
Field / Discipline
professional communication, interactional skills, intercultural competences
drs. M.M. (Monique) Kroese
Contact
m.m.kroese rug.nl
+31 50 36 37203
Function
Trainer - coachTrainer - coach intercultural skills, interactional skills & self-leadership skills
Media Studies; Cultural Analysis; Ethnography; Qualitative Analysis
dr. J. (Jian) Lin, PhD
Contact
j.lin rug.nl
Function
Assistant professor
A. (Adina-Loredana) Nistor
Contact
a.nistor rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Conversation analysis
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Contact
h.c.w.padmos rug.nl
Function
Lecturer - researcher
Field / Discipline
Argumentation theory, health communication, metaphor studies, pragmatics, rhetoric
dr. L. (Lotte) van Poppel
Contact
l.van.poppel rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Robert Prey is a media scholar who studies the relationship between technology, capitalism and culture. Dr. Prey's research and writings focus on algorithmic recommendation systems and the interdepedent processes of ‘datafication’ and ‘platformization’. His current focus is on music streaming platforms and the music, musicians and industry developing around them.  

Dr. Prey completed his PhD in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University (Canada) in 2015. Before this he worked with Migrant World Television (MWTV) in Seoul, South Korea. 

Areas of Expertise:
Technology and Society
Cultural Industries (esp. the music industries)
Cultural/Creative Labour
Social and Media Theory
Political Economy of (New) Media



R. Prey, PhD
Contact
r.prey rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Discourse & Communication
prof. dr. G. (Gisela) Redeker
Contact
g.redeker rug.nl
Function
Professor of Communication Studies
Conversation Analysis, Interactional Linguistics, Institutional interaction, Multimodal interacttion, French language and culture, Intercultural Communication
dr. N. (Nynke) van Schepen
Contact
n.van.schepen rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
The Data Federation Hub (DFH) is an organisation connecting and building on several initiatives on research data within the University of Groningen (UG) and University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). It aims to support scientists to deliver excellent research by enabling state of the art IT solutions and data expertise. The DFH creates a synergy of expertise, support and facilities by sharing lessons learned and best practices. https://www.rug.nl/datafederationhub/
drs. F.G. (Frank) Schröer
Contact
f.g.schroer rug.nl
+31 6 1544 2277
Function
Project manager Data Federation Hub
Field / Discipline
human communication, information presentation, human computer interaction, natural language generation, affective computing, multimodal interaction.
dr. I.F. (Ielka) van der Sluis
Contact
i.f.van.der.sluis rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
E.M. (Eva) Smidt, MA
Contact
e.m.smidt rug.nl
Function
Trainee Communicatie & Organisatie | UMCG | Wenckebach Instituut voor Onderwijs & Opleiden
Memory Studies
Social Media
App Studies
Media Theory 
dr. P.H. (Rik) Smit
Contact
p.h.smit rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Media Studies
Discourse studies, text linguistics, stylistics, cognitive linguistics
dr. N.M. (Ninke) Stukker
Contact
n.m.stukker rug.nl
+31 50 36 35865
Function
universitair docent
Social Media, Graphic Design, Concepting, Coaching
V.D. (Vincent) Tillema
Contact
v.d.tillema rug.nl
Function
Communicatie and Social Media, Career Services
Political communication, media psychology, media effects, audience studies, news consumption, public opinion, citizen engagement, qualitative and quantitative research methods and data analysis.
dr. A.M.L. (Anna) Van Cauwenberge
Contact
a.m.l.van.cauwenberge rug.nl
+31 50 36 33947
Function
Assistant Professor
Ancient Greek linguistics; Ancient Greek Literature; Discourse Analysis
prof. dr. G.C. (Gerry) Wakker
Contact
g.c.wakker rug.nl
+31 50 36 38192
Function
Professor of Ancient Greek Language and Literature
drs. A.C. (Aletta) Westra-Hofstee
Contact
a.c.westra-hofstee rug.nl
+31 50 36 37413
Function
Study Advisor Communication and Information Studies, Information Science, Dutch language and literature, Minorities & Multilingualism / Frisian language and culture
medical communication, education, psychosocial oncology
No picture available
Contact
h.wiel umcg.nl
Function
Professor in health psychology
Multimodality, Semiotics, Text and Discourse Analysis, Discourse Semantics, Media Analysis (films, comics, social media, games)
dr. J. (Janina) Wildfeuer
Contact
j.wildfeuer rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Language and Social Interaction
Field / Discipline
Social and political implications of new media technologies,
Political communication,
Citizen (dis)engagement
Q. (Qinfeng) Zhu, PhD
Contact
qinfeng.zhu rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
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