Eileen Moyer is Professor of Anthropology of Ecology, Health and Climate Change at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science (AISSR), University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Moyer’s research is driven by her fascination with understanding the dynamic ways that human societies respond to and are shaped by complex socio-technical problems. She studies the relationship between ecological well-being, health and climate change and her research examines the ways that climate change affects urban life as well as the relationship between climate change, environmental degradation and disease ecology. She has received funding from multiple international sources and has recently wrapped up a large collaborative research project, supported by a 5-year ERC Consolidator Grant, into the ways HIV has contributed to changing norms and practices related to gender, sexuality and public health in Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania.

Andreas Schuck is Associate professor of Political Communication & Journalism at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam Department of Communication Science. He is elected Chair of the Political Communication section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) and program manager of the international joint-degree Erasmus Mundus MA program in Journalism, Media and Globalisation. As NWO VENI-laureate he studied the (de-) mobilizing role of emotions in political communication and currently he is working on a ZonMw grant studying the role of the media in covering the Covid19 pandemic. His research focuses on framing analysis in political news coverage and the study of media effects on political engagement of citizens, with a particular focus on climate change and environmental communication.

Daniël de Zeeuw is assistant professor in Digital Media Culture at the department of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam. He is also a FWO Junior post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Media Studies, KU Leuven, and affiliated with the Open Intelligence Lab and the Digital Methods Initiative. His current research and teaching focus on the post-truth media dynamics at the fringes of digital culture, including conspiracy theories, leaking, trolling, and memes.

Research Assistants

Tommaso Campagna is researcher and editor at the Insitute of Network Culture, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He holds a research master’s degree in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam. His research interest lies at the intersection of digital activism and art. As a research assistant for the GDC project, he will be responsible for the data gathering together with assisting in organizing the data sprint.

Arianna Injeian is a current research assistant for the interdisciplinary GDC project between the humanities and AISSR departments. She holds a Master’s in Medical Anthropology and Sociology from the University of Amsterdam. Her previous research explored equality, identity, and access to healthcare for female ex-combatants in Colombia. This work propelled her to continue working at the UvA and explore the many other sides of anthropology. She believes that as an anthropologist it is critical to work collaboratively amongst disciplines and is excited to do so with the GDC project.

Jesper Lust is a 22-year-old Research Master’s student from the Netherlands. Growing up ‘on the Internet’, he has always been intrigued by the weird and questionable things that transpire in online communities. Following the Master in New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam, he now gets to research precisely that.

Eleni Maragkou is a recent research master’s graduate in new media and digital culture from the University of Amsterdam, where she wrote her thesis on conspiracy dissemination by alternative wellness influencers. She currently works as a research assistant at the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, and the University of Melbourne. Her research interests include vernacular creativity, humorous online subcultures, and the intersection of play and politics.