Welcome in my rabbit hole!
Hi! My name is Nadia Dresscher and I’m a sociologist and a communication scientist. I work at the University of Aruba (UA) at the Faculty of Arts & Science (FAS). I teach in the areas of Sociology, Cultural and (New) Media Studies. For a full list of courses, see the Teaching Page. I’m also a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA) within the Digital Methods Initiative program at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). For more information see the Research Page. I’ve received my Master of Science (cum laude) in Sociology from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and have a background in New Media and Communications studies.
When I get the chance to blog, (I want to do that more often) It’s usually on the intersection of the research areas that fascinate me: Sociology in general, Digital Humanities, Digital Social Sciences, (New) Media, Politics and Democracy studies, Digital Methods and online cartographies, Issues and Controversy mapping, STS, and Technologies that enable civic participation. I also blog on the experience of doing a PhD and my teaching life in the sun and on academic life(hack) in general.
So, what’s up with the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ cues? That’s a metaphor I use for approaching science, research, learning and teaching (and life in general). As is the case with Wonderland, in order to really understand it, you should make the familiar unfamiliar. Do not fall in the trap of the comfort zone!