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dr. A.M.L. Van Cauwenberge

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor/ postdoctoral researcher at the University of Groningen. I hold a PhD (2015) in Social Sciences from the KU Leuven and Radboud University Nijmegen (joint degree). My doctoral research examined uses and reception of news media among young people, and political and learning effects of media.

In Spring 2014 and Spring 2015 I was a visiting scholar in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, during which period I conducted a research project on young people's sense-making and learning from political entertainment media.

One of the primary goals of my current research is to connect theoretical and methodological perspectives from the field of political communication, cognitive psychology, and audience studies to explore how young people perceive, use, and acquire news and political information in a changing media environment. I am involved in the New News Consumer project, a collaborative research project together with the VU Amsterdam and 12 leading Dutch news organizations, which aims to understand how people use journalism to engage in society. Another ongoing research project, in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, focuses on political entertainment and aims to answer the questions of how and when humor can be conducive for learning about public affairs.

My research has been published in international academic journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, and Javnost - The Public, and has been awarded a Top Paper Award from the Information Systems Division of the International Communication Association (2014).

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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands