- How do media campaigns influence decisions on individual asylum seekers?
- When are mediated protests able to obstruct opening of new asylum centres?
- How do police officers act when they are being filmed by bystanders?
- And why are citizens increasingly using social media to solve crime themselves?
As a sociologist focusing on public administration, I study modern forms of social pressure related to two grand societal challenges: (1) migration and integration and (2) public security. My work demonstrates how new forms of publicity created by social media in interaction with traditional news media radically reshape public governance.
I work as assistant professor at the Utrecht University School of Governance (USG/USBO). I use co-design methods, including the living lab methodology as an engaged research practice. Besides, I am program director of the master ‘Public Governance and Policy’ and I teach several courses.