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PhD supervision

PhD (co-)supervision:

Du, Caixia. The birth of social class online. The Chinese precariat on the internet. (Defence September 12, 2016)

Hou, Mingyi. Social media celebrity. An investigation into the latest metamorphosis of fame. (Defence May 23, 2018)

Leri, Alice. Who is Turkish American? Investigating contemporary discourses on Turkish Americanness. (Defence September 9, 2014)

Lu, Ying. Biaoqing on Chinese social media. Practices, products, communities and markets in a knowledge economy. (Defence August 19, 2020. Awarded Cum Laude)

Nie, Ted. Memes, communities and continuous change: Chinese internet vernacular explained. (Defence June 18, 2018)

Oudenampsen, Merijn. The conservative embrace of progressive values. On the intellectual origins of the swing to the right in Dutch politics. (Defence January 12, 2018)

van Nuenen, Tom. Scripted journeys. A study on interfaced travel writing. (Defence December 21, 2016) 

Velghe, Fie. 'This is almost like writing'. Mobile phones, learning and literacy in a South African township. (Defence December 3, 2014. Awarded Cum Laude)


  • Digital Culture
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Ethnography
  • Social Media
  • Discourse Studies


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