Susan Vermeer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) within the programme group of Political Communication and Journalism.
In 2021, she defended her dissertation, in which she investigated news consumption in the digital society. She investigated how content features, consumer features, and context features interact in shaping news exposure and, ultimately, political interest and political participation. Her research interests center around the impact of the digital media environment, such as social media and algorithms, on political behaviour and attitudes. She combines traditional research methods with innovative and computational methods to study such processes.
Currently, as a postdoctoral researcher, Susan focuses on two projects: (1) the development of an infrastructure for automated (media) content analysis (that is part of the larger funded ODISSEI Infrastructure project), and (2) conduct and work on novel methodologies, such as experience sampling, several large-scale experiments, and eye-tracking, to study the effect of data-driven campaigns on democracy.