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dr. P.H. Smit

Assistant Professor Media Studies
dr. P.H. Smit
E-mail:
p.h.smit rug.nl

EDUCATION

 

2012-2017       PhD in Media Studies (cum laude), University of Groningen. Dissertation title: Platforms of Memory: Social Media and Digital Memory Work.

2010-2012       MA in Journalism, University of Groningen.

2009-2010      MA in American Studies (cum laude), University of Groningen.

2006-2009      BA in American Studies, University of Groningen, NL.

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS     

 

2018-present   Assistant Professor, dept. of Media Studies and Journalism, University of Groningen

2012-2017       Lecturer, dept. of Media Studies and Journalism, University of Groningen

2012-2017       PhD-candidate Centre for Media Studies and Journalism, University of Groningen

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Smit, R., Heinrich, A., & Broersma, M. (2017). Witnessing in the new memory ecology:  Memory construction of the Syrian conflict on YouTube. New Media & Society, 19(2),     289-307. doi:10.1177/1461444815604618

Smit, R. (2017). Review of The Marvelous Clouds: Towards a philosophy of Elemental Media      by J.D. Peters. Journal of Media History.

Smit, R., Heinrich, A., & Broersma, M. (2018). Activating the past in the Ferguson       protests: Memory work, digital activism and the politics of platforms. New Media&             Society, 20(9), 3119-3139. doi: 10.1177/1461444817741849

Prey, R. & Smit, R. (2019). From personal to personalized memory: Social media as        mnemotechnology. In Z. Papacharissi (Ed.), A networked self and birth, life, death (pp.            209-223). New York: Routledge.

Smit, R. (2020). Connective memory work on Justice for Mike Brown. In S. Merrill, E.     Keightley, & P. Daphi (Eds.), Mobilizing the past: Social movements, cultural memory    and digital Media pp. 60-80). London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Esteve del Valle, M. and Smit, R. (forthcoming 2019/2020). Moonwalking: Tracing and  visualizing digital memory work on Michael Jackson on Reddit

Smit, R. and Broersma, M. (forthcoming 2020). Wikipedia and Memory Work.

QUALIFICATIONS

 

2014    University Teaching Qualification (Dutch: BKO) – teaching portfolio assessment

 

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

 

2019    Nomination for the RuG Wierenga-Rengerink PhD Prize 2018

 

GRANTS

 

2018-2019      Research School for Media Studies (RMeS) PhD Workshop Grant (E 1500)

2018-2019      Faculty of Arts (RuG) writing-up grant (E 3000)

 

CONFERENCE AND WORKHOP ORGANIZATION

 

2019    Research School for Media Studies (RMeS). ReMa and PhD summer school:         Algorithmic culture and digital literacy. University of Groningen. 17-19 June, 2019

2019    Research School for Media Studies (RMeS). ReMa and PhD workshop: Appnography:      Research the apps of life and the life of apps. University of Groningen. 1 April 2019

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION (last three years)

 

2019    Memory Studies Assocation (MSA). Madrid. Conference paper 26-28 June, 2019

2018    ECREA. Lugano. Conference paper. 31 October-3 November, 2018

2018    Colours of a Journey. Presentation of research. May 2018

2018    Zemki. Bremen. Paper presentation. April 2018

2016    ECREA. Prague. Conference paper. 10-12 November, 2016

2016    Times are a changin’. University of Westminster. Conference paper. 2-3 June, 2016

 

INVITED TALKS AND PARTICIPATION

 

2019    MSA Forward. Madrid. Feedback session PhD work 25 June, 2019

2019    WikiMedia Foundation. De grenzen van een ‘open’ verleden: Herinneringswerk op         Wikipedia en de MH17-ramp [The limits of an ‘open’ past: Memory work on      Wikipedia and the MH17 disaster]. 8 March, 2019

2018    Studium Generale/Nieuw Licht. Response to Jan Kuitenbrouwer’s Data Dictatuur. 11     October, 2018

 

UNIVERSITY AND DEPARTMENTAL SERVICE

 

2019    Accreditation team for BA and Mas Media Studies

2019    Development team for renovation of Harmony Building

2018    Curriculum design MAs Media Studies

2016    Curriculum design BA Media Studies

2016    Organizer departmental day

2015    Curriculum design BA Media Studies

Last modified:22 October 2019 10.56 a.m.

Contact information

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

Journalism Studies and Media

Room:
13.12.128