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Media, Communication and Privacy

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the field of media, communication and privacy.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to

Prof Mark Deuze, professor Media Studies, Journalism
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Mark Deuze

Mark Deuze is professor of Media Studies. His research focuses on the position of journalists in the labour market, the impact and influence of new media on our everyday lives, digital culture and the creative industry.

T: +31 (0)20 525 7424

Prof. dr. M.J.P. (Mark) Deuze

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur

Oosten - J - M - F - van
Credits: Bram Belloni

Dr Annemarie van Oosten

Annemarie van Oosten is a communication scientist. She conducts research on the media, particularly social media, and on how they relate to sexuality in adolescents and young adults.

T: +31 (0)6 255 71785

Dr. J.M.F. (Annemarie) van Oosten

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

CW : Youth & Media Entertainment

prof. H.B.M. (Huub) Wijfjes
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Huub Wijfjes

Huub Wijfjes is a media historian as well as professor by special appointment of the History of Radio and Television. His areas of expertise are media history, the history of television, channels and media policy, journalism, politics and the media, and public broadcasting.

T: +31 (0)20 525 2980 / 6321

Prof. dr. H.B.M. (Huub) Wijfjes

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Media & Cultuur

Putte - S - J - H - M - van - den
Credits: Bram Belloni

Prof. Bas van den Putte

Bas van den Putte is professor of Health Communication. His research focuses on evaluating and increasing the effectiveness of online and offline (interpersonal) communication aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle among different target groups (for example adolescents, young people and adults).

T: +31 (0)20 525 2205/3906

Prof. dr. S.J.H.M. (Bas) van den Putte

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

CW : Persuasive Communication

Dr Kristina Irion

Kristina Irion is assistant professor. Her research focus is EU information law and public policy, in particular the protection of privacy and personal data, transnational data flows and data governance.


Dr K. (Kristina) Irion

Faculty of Law

Information Law

Prof. Hans Beentjes

Hans Beentjes is professor of Communication Science and conducts research into media effects. He is particularly interested in the question of which specific message characteristics promote or prevent the occurrence of effects.

T: +31 (0)20 525 3584
M: +316 1175 6242

Prof Rens Vlientenhart
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Rens Vliegenthart

Rens Vliegenthart is professor of Communication Science. His research focus is on the way the media report on political actors and social movements. His areas of expertise are political communication, election campaigns and the relationship between journalists and politicians.

T: +31 (0)20 525 6117

Prof. dr. R. (Rens) Vliegenthart

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

CW : Corporate Communication

Natali Helberger
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Natali Helberger

Natali Helberger is professor of Information Law. She conducts research on how information technology and socio-economic circumstances affect the role and legal position of users of information. Furthermore, she is looking into the implications this will have for information users’ legal position, rights and obligations under current and future information law. Her research mainly focuses on media and data analytics, profiling, social media, privacy and users’ rights.

T: +31 (0)20 525 3646 / 3406

Prof. dr. N. (Natali) Helberger

Executive Staff

Sanne Kruikemeier, Political Communication & Journalism
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Dr Sanne Kruikemeier 

Sanne Kruikemeier is a communication scientist. Her research focuses on the role played by social media during election campaigns (and at other times). In addition, she conducts research on the consequences of the online news people read. Lastly, her research is concerned with the role played by journalists in a changing media landscape. 

T: +31 (0)6 5166 7266

Dr. S. (Sanne) Kruikemeier

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

CW : Political Communication & Journalism

de Vreese, Claes
Credits: Bram Belloni

Prof. Claes de Vreese

Claes de Vreese is professor of Political Communication. His research focuses on the European Union, political journalism, election campaigns, the contents of news media and the effect they have on public opinion and behaviour.

T: +31 (0)20 525 2426

Prof. Beate Roessler

Beate Roessler is professor of Ethics. Her field of research includes theories of freedom and autonomy, theories of privacy, justice and equality, ethics and the good life, and feminist theories.

T: + 31 (0)20 525 4516

Prof. dr. B. (Beate) Roessler

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Philosophy and Public Affairs