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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.

Overview of all disciplines

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
drs. I.M. (Iris) Baas
Contact
i.m.baas rug.nl
Function
No picture available
Contact
j.o.van.bijsterveld rug.nl
Function
I'm a teacher of English as a foreign language (EFL) and a PhD Candidate and researcher at the University of Groningen (RUG) and the National Research School for Literary Studies in the Netherlands (OSL). Parallel, I'm a PhD Candidate in Communication at Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh) and ANID Fellow: Deputy Directorate of Human Resources, National Doctorate, Chile.

My areas of interest are communication, linguistics and literature. Particularly cultural narratives, how language works, and looking beyond the functioning and use of social networking sites and their consequences on people's well-being.

Also, I have experience in qualitative and quantitative research and undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

I hold a Research Master of Communication degree, which I received with maximum distinction at Universidad Austral de Chile.
I have also been invited to do PhD research stays at the University of Cambridge and University of Oxford in the UK, Harvard and MIT in the USA, and Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. In every university I visited, I received feedback from interdisciplinary researchers that helped me have a more panoramic view of my research approach.
Sharing my research abroad has been the best experience ever.
R.A. (Rosmery-Ann) Boegeholz Castillo
Contact
r.a.boegeholz rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Bachelor Human Technology: as a human technology engineer I act as an intermediary between users and developers of technical products. I do research, advise and facilitate the development of technology in such a way that the characteristics, wishes and... read more
J.A. (Josien) de Boer, MA
Contact
josien.de.boer rug.nl
+31 50 36 39632
Function
Coordinator Educational applications
- Digital Media Use
- Digital Literacy
- Digital Inclusion
- Media Education in Schools 
- Media and Migration
- Inter- and Transcultural Communication
C. (Çigdem) Bozdag Bucak, Dr
Contact
c.bozdag rug.nl
Function
Assistant Prof.
Field / Discipline
Journalism, Media Studies, Communication Studies, History
prof. dr. M.J. (Marcel) Broersma
Contact
m.j.broersma rug.nl
+31 50 36 35955
Function
Professor of Media and Journalism Studies
Field / Discipline
Digital journalism, global journalism, digital media criticism, media accountability/policy, comparative studies, digital media culture, data and activism, media representation and media participation
D.K. (David) Cheruiyot, PhD
Contact
d.k.cheruiyot rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Global Podcast Industries, the Politics of Sound, Canadian and U.S. Media History, Media Cultures of Gender and Sexuality, Queer and Feminist Media Activism, Digital Media Platforms and Audio Technologies, Political Phenomenology, Audio Archives and... read more
A.V.M. (Stacey) Copeland, Dr
Contact
a.v.m.copeland rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor - Cultural Heritage and Identity, Creative Industries
I am a critical discourse analyst/applied linguist.
In my work I explore how language constitutes our social reality - especially concerning the complex, intangible issues related to our sustainable futures.
I conduct empirical linguistic-discourse...
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E. (Erika) Darics, PhD
Contact
e.darics rug.nl
Function
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... read more
J.H.M. (Jana) Declercq, Dr
Contact
j.h.m.declercq rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
B.E. (Bianca) Dijkstra, PhD
Contact
b.e.dijkstra rug.nl
Function
Funding Officer & Coordinator Graduate School
Field / Discipline
People manager. Strategy and policy development in organization and service. Projectmanagement, operational management.
drs. M.E. (Margaret) Donga
Contact
m.e.donga rug.nl
+31 50 36 35703
Function
Head Office for Student Affairs
Field / Discipline
A. Eslambolchi, MA
Contact
a.eslambolchi rug.nl
+31 50 36 33947
Function
Digital Media; Social Networks; Environmental Communication; Computational Social Science
M. (Marc Esteve Del Valle) Esteve Del Valle, PhD
Contact
m.esteve.del.valle rug.nl
+31 50 36 35812
Function
- Language and social interaction
- Questionnaire design and research methodology
drs. J.K. (Jeffry) Frikken
Contact
j.k.frikken rug.nl
+31 50 36 35858
Function
Lecturer Communication and Information Studies
Research Communication
J. (Jasmijn) Froma, MA
Contact
j.froma rug.nl
+31 6 2568 7221
Function
Research Communications Officer
Field / Discipline
R.F. (Rashid) Gabdulhakov, PhD
Contact
r.f.gabdulhakov rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
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... read more
E. (Lisa) Gaufman, Dr
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.

Qualitative Research methods: interviews, focus groups, thematic analysis

Member Educational Committee Sociology
M. (Marieke) van Gerner-Haan, PhD
Contact
marieke.haan rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Language and literacy development
prof. dr. C.M. (Kees) de Glopper
Contact
c.m.de.glopper rug.nl
Function
Professor emeritus of Speech Communication and Discourse Analysis (briefly: Discourse Studies)
kennisontwikkeling in interactie, uitleginteracties, basisonderwijs, conversatie-analyse
dr. M.N. (Myrte) Gosen
Contact
m.n.gosen rug.nl
Function
Universitair Docent
aphasia, everyday interaction, spontaneous speech, liveliness, comprehensibility, enactment
dr. R. (Rimke) Groenewold
Contact
r.groenewold rug.nl
Function
Post-doc
Field / Discipline
Multimodal argumentation, argumentation theory, multimodality, discourse studies
No picture available
Contact
m.n.grzenkowicz rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Communication advisor of the Knowledge Platform, which collects and shares knowledge and research that is relevant for social policy in the Groningen gas extraction area. The Knowledge Platform stimulates partnerships to create more attention for social... read more
P. (Paulien) de Haas, MA
Contact
p.de.haas rug.nl
Function
Communications advisor
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,...
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M.L. (Eveline) Hage, PhD
Contact
m.l.hage rug.nl
+31 50 36 33244
Function
Assistant professor
Berber Hagedoorn is Assistant Professor Media Studies & Audiovisual Culture at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Her research interests revolve around screen cultures (representations and crossmedia storytelling practices, particulary around television) and audiovisual cultural memory in Europe. For example, she studies how the combination of television with new (cross-)media technologies has influenced the role of television as a storyteller (‘history teacher’) and information source for current media generations. Hagedoorn is Member of the EUscreen Foundation Board (representing Research) and organizes cooperation for European research and education into television’s history and its future as a multi-platform storytelling practice. She received the 2021 CLARIAH Teaching Fellowship for a project teaching students in the international classroom to use the English-language collections in the CLARIAH Media Suite for creative multimodal storytelling projects and she received the 2018 Europeana Research Grant award for digital humanities research into Europe’s cultural heritage online. Hagedoorn also was the Vice-Chair of ECREA’s Television Studies section (European Communication Research and Education Association). She has extensive experience in Media and Culture Studies and Digital Humanities through large-scale European and Dutch best practice projects on digital audio-visual heritage and cultural memory representation, including EuropeanaEUscreen and CLARIAH. Hagedoorn has published in a.o. Critical Studies in Television, International Journal of Media and Communication, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Media and Communication, Studies in Documentary Film, Journal of European Studies, Continuum and VIEW. She is the co-editor of amongst others two special issues on ‘The Youthification of Television’ in Critical Studies in Television (16.2 & 16.4, 2021) and the edited volume New Challenges in European Television Series: National Experiences in a Transnational Context (Comares, 2022). For more information, see: https://berberhagedoorn.wordpress.com
dr. B. (Berber) Hagedoorn
Contact
b.hagedoorn rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor Media Studies & Audiovisual Culture
Identity negotiation in companion service
X. (Xuedi) Han
Contact
xuedi.han rug.nl
+31 6 1033 0297
Function
PhD student
populism, visual dis/misinformation; political discourse; humane AI
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
Qian's research interests and expertise include digital vigilantism, creative labour, and youth digital culture. Her research intersects media studies and surveillance studies through lenses of critical theories such as feminism and post-colonialism. She... read more
Q. (Qian) Huang, Dr
Contact
qian.huang rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Conversation Analysis / Multimodal Communication / Health Communication
prof. dr. M. (Mike) Huiskes
Contact
m.huiskes rug.nl
Function
Associate Professor
Field / Discipline
L.I. (Lucia) Jansen, MA
Contact
l.i.jansen rug.nl
+31 6 3198 2979
Function
Communications advisor
Field / Discipline
Emillie is a PhD candidate at the University of Groningen, a researcher at the University of Amsterdam’s Open Intelligence Lab, and a research consultant for the UN DPPA Innovation Cell. Her research lies on the formation of speech norms in social media... read more
E.V. (Emillie Victoria) de Keulenaar, MA
Contact
e.v.de.keulenaar rug.nl
Function
PhD student
- Conversation Analysis
- Classroom interaction
- Emergency calls
- Health communication
prof. dr. A.J. (Tom) Koole
Contact
tom.koole rug.nl
Function
Professor emeritus
Field / Discipline
Language and Social Interaction, Health Communication
L.E. (Lourens) Kraft van Ermel
Contact
l.e.kraft.van.ermel rug.nl
+31 50 36 35858
Function
Lecturer Communication and Information Studies
A.L. (Anne) van der Leij
Contact
a.l.van.der.leij rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
I coordinate a UG Center for Science & Society - Rudolf Agricola School for Sustainable Development - working on research, education and societal impact with a focus on inter- and transdisciplinarity.
I also work on public perception of (micro)plastic...
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I. (Irene) Maltagliati, MSc
Contact
i.maltagliati rug.nl
Function
Coordinator
Field / Discipline
Children's use of digital media - The development of digital literacy; media literacy; news competencies; citizenship
D. (Denise) Mensonides
Contact
d.mensonides rug.nl
Function
PhD-Student
Media literacy; Media and migration; Digital civic activism
A. (Annamária) Neag, Dr
Contact
a.neag rug.nl
Function
Field / Discipline
A. (Adina-Loredana) Nistor, MSc
Contact
a.nistor rug.nl
Function
K. (Karin) van Ommeren, MA
Contact
k.van.ommeren rug.nl
Function
Communications officer
Field / Discipline
Survey Research Methodology, Interviewer-respondent interaction in Survey interviews, Sequence Viewer
dr. Y.P. (Yfke) Ongena
Contact
y.p.ongena rug.nl
+31 6 3198 4036
Function
Senior Lecturer
Conversation analysis
No picture available
Contact
h.c.w.padmos rug.nl
Function
Lecturer - researcher
Field / Discipline
civic engagement, messaging apps, political discourse, propaganda, media trust, media reception
O. (Olga) Pasitselska, PhD
Contact
o.pasitselska rug.nl
Function
postdoctoral researcher
Argumentation theory, health communication, metaphor studies, pragmatics, rhetoric
dr. L. (Lotte) van Poppel
Contact
l.van.poppel rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Conversation Analysis, Ethnomethodology, Interactional Linguistics, Language and Social Interaction, Pragmatic Typology, Multimodality
F. (Francesco) Possemato, Dr
Contact
f.possemato 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 interdependent processes of ‘datafication’ and ‘platformization’.... read more
R. (Robert) 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
Photography, content creation, science journalism and -communication, strategy development, strategic communication
L.J. (Leoni) von Ristok, MSc
Contact
l.von.ristok rug.nl
Function
Visual editor I photographer
Field / Discipline
Conversation Analysis, Interactional Linguistics, Institutional interaction, Multimodal interaction
dr. N. (Nynke) van Schepen
Contact
n.van.schepen rug.nl
Function
Lecturer
Critical Discourse Studies, Discourse Analysis, Linguistics, Social Semiotics, Multimodality, Argumentation Studies
D. (Dimitris) Serafis, Dr
Contact
d.serafis rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
Conversation Analysis, Text Analysis, Survey Research
L. (Lisanne) Slot, MA
Contact
l.slot rug.nl
Function
PhD student
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
My overall research program is to identify pathways toward sustainability, and develop communication models and products that help materialize these pathways. This takes a broad view of sustainability that includes improving social relations as well as... read more
J.D. de Sousa Graça, PhD
Contact
joao.graca rug.nl
+31 50 36 35858
Function
Field / Discipline
Discourse studies, text linguistics, stylistics, cognitive linguistics
dr. N.M. (Ninke) Stukker
Contact
n.m.stukker rug.nl
+31 50 36 35865
Function
Associate Professor
J.G. (Joris) de Tomasi, MSc
Contact
j.g.de.tomasi rug.nl
+31 6 3198 2375
Function
Communications Advisor| FSE Corporate Communications (FCC)
Multimodal Communication
N. (Nina) van der Velden
Contact
n.van.der.velden rug.nl
Function
Teacher Communication and Information Studies - Faculty of Arts
Field / Discipline
Communication, videos, interviews
J.J. (Judith) Venema
Contact
j.j.venema rug.nl
+31 6 3192 1293
Function
Communication Officer SSE/Webteam SSE
Field / Discipline
Mediated political participation and citizenship; political and social theory; critical platform studies; content moderation and other aspects of platform governance; data colonialism
J.C. (João) Vieira Magalhães, PhD
Contact
j.c.vieira.magalhaes rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Media, Politics and Democracy
Corporate and Marketing Communication
dr. W. (Wim) Vuijk
Contact
w.vuijk rug.nl
+31 6 3198 4040
Function
Lecturer
Field / Discipline
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
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)
J. (Janina) Wildfeuer, Dr
Contact
j.wildfeuer rug.nl
+31 6 3198 4038
Function
Assistant Professor
Field / Discipline
Lars de Wildt studies how media cultures and industries make contemporary worldviews. Examples are how media industries construct 'global' culture and how local audiences consume it; how Western game developers sold religion to secular audiences; how... read more
dr. L.A.W.J. (Lars) de Wildt
Contact
lars.de.wildt rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor in Media & Cultural Industries
Interaction in the classroom, conversation analysis, learning in interaction, institutional interaction, mulitmodal interaction
A. (Annerose) Willemsen
Contact
a.willemsen rug.nl
Function
Researcher
E.L. (Emma) Zaal
Contact
e.l.zaal rug.nl
Function
PhD
Satire, Humor, Environmental Humanities, Ecocriticism, Identity
No picture available
Contact
s.m.zekavat rug.nl
Function
social media studies, social norm
Y. (Yichen) Zhao
Contact
y.zhao rug.nl
Function
PhD student
Field / Discipline
Social and political implications of new media technologies, Political communication,Citizen (dis)engagement, polarization
Q. (Qinfeng) Zhu, PhD
Contact
qinfeng.zhu rug.nl
Function
Assistant Professor
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