This PhD-research will contribute to the larger “Extreme Beliefs” research project: The Epistemology and Ethics of Fundamentalism, and will focus on the impact of right wing rhetoric and religious fundamentalism in social media on epistemic authority and social imaginaries of young adults (18-25 year) from religious minority groups in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Mumbai (India). A mixed methods design will be applied to collect quantitative data (social media analysis) as well as qualitative data (interviews) to understand the research problem.
At present I work as a lecturer, researcher and thesis supervisor at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) and teach courses in the field of business & media ethics, research skills, reputation management and innovation. I have a BA (honours) in Business Studies (UK), a MA in Religious Studies (VU) and a MSc. in Contemporary Asian Studies/Cultural Anthropology (UvA). Before joining the AUAS I worked as a (financial) journalist and had various managerial positions in media and communications.