Marieke van Hoof (@marieke_vhoof) is a Ph.D. Candidate in the program group Political Communication and Journalism of the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. She is affiliated with the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) and the Digital Society initiative.
Her Ph.D. research focuses on the use of political information and news on algorithmically curated media environments, such as social media and search engines. She aims to disentangle (political) bias resulting from (the interplay between) individual characteristics, human choice, and algorithmic selection, and assess their effects on political behavior and attitudes. To this end, she uses a combination of survey research, digital trace data, and online experiments. Broadly speaking, her research interests include computational methods, digital media, selective exposure, and polarization.
Marieke is also involved in teaching the courses Methods of Communication Research and Statistics (Bachelor Communication Science), Political Communication and Journalism (Bachelor Communication Science), and Computational Communication Science 1 (Minor Communication in the Digital Society).