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Photo of MeI am an assistant professor of Business Communication & Digital Media at the department of Communication and Cognition, Tilburg University. My research and teaching interests include social media use, online collaboration, and online impression management. Within these areas, I am specifically interested in how different media capabilities affect the way in which people and organizations can effectively use new media technologies to communicate, to market, to work together, and to present themselves. Specific topics of study include the social psychology of online communication technology, social and digital media, identity management, social influencers, online dating, IT & organizations, virtual & augmented reality, qualitative and quantitative research methodology.

I live in Amsterdam, in De Baarsjes. Besides my work, I really like cooking, rock climbing (although I hardly get around doing it anymore), running, hiking, traveling, reading about (popular) science, and my family. If you are interested in some more personal aspects of my life, you can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (although I hardly ever use the latter two). I may even end up sharing some recipes and photos here in the future, but don’t count on it.

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I was interviewed by nu.nl and participated in a podcast by the VPRO about my research on online dating and online self-disclosure …
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Speed dating

New Paper: The role of eye-contact in developing attraction: a speed-dating study

Our paper “The role of eye-contact in the development of romantic attraction: Studying interactive uncertainty reduction strategies during speed-dating” has been published in the Computers in Human Behavior. …
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