Emma van der Goot
Emma van der Goot is a PhD candidate in Political Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR). Her research focuses on conflict framing and negative campaigning. In particular, she is interested in how politicians adopt conflict framing in their online communication, whether different kinds of conflict have a differential effect on political engagement and cynicism, and how they impact democracy.
Rebecca Wald is a PhD candidate in Youth and Entertainment Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR).
Her research focuses on the use of virtual assistants in the family home and how devices, such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa Echo are becoming 'new virtual family members'. In her dissertation, she specifically studies families with young children between 3-8 years, how parents and children use their virtual assistants, and how we can mitigate their trust-formation and improve their agency in dealing with such smart voice-technology. To do so, she makes use of survey designs, (automatic) content-analysis, and data donation techniques.