New Lecturers in the Media & Communication Department in February

The Department of Media & Communication will be welcoming a few new colleagues at the start of Term 3. The newly appointed academics will join the staff of the International Bachelor Communication and Media and Master Media Studies as lecturers. Among the group is also a postdoctoral researcher.

A special Welcome Session has been scheduled for Thursday 30 January for them to get to know the workings of the department, their new colleagues, and of course each other! After the session they will have lunch together, for which a number of other staff will join as well so that they can also meet people who have worked her for a longer time.

Below are some short bios to briefly introduce students, staff, and other interested parties to these new lecturers and researchers in our department. 

  • Portrait of Eline Huiberts

    Dr. Eline Huiberts

    Eline will work as a lecturer at Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the University of Amsterdam. She teaches students at both MA and BA level about journalism- production and reception studies and also teaches research methods, both quantitative and qualitative. She is mostly interested in the reception side of media (media users). She specializes in mixed-methods, doing both qualitative and quantitative sociological research. She is prone to say she is not a scholar of media, but of people.

    After studying Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology and specializing in the subjects of conflict, identity and nation-building for which she graduated in 2012, she received her M.A. in Media and Journalism at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. During her master she started her study of the audience in relation to mediated distant suffering. After successfully defending her PhD in March 2018, she stepped out of academia and started working as a researcher in the Netherlands at a commercial research and consultancy agency called Labyrinth, who are specialized in reaching out to diverse groups of people throughout society. Her fascination and enthusiasm for doing both academic research (at the university) and applied research remains to this day.

  • Portrait of Sergül Nguyen

    Sergül Nguyen, MA

    Sergul is a Lecturer in Organizational and Corporate Communication at the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her ongoing PhD research in Media and Communication Studies at Galatasaray University, Istanbul focuses on the intersection of cosmopolitanism, framing and crisis reporting. She received her European Studies (M.A.) degree from Sciences Po Paris and Sociology (B.A.) degree from Bogazici University, Istanbul.  

    She has experiences as an educator, researcher and practitioner. Before joining the Department in February 2020, she worked as a Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. There, she collaborated with her colleagues and co-edited a book on 'Media and Society' that will be published from Palgrave in Spring 2020.

    She was a visiting fellow at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Culture Studies in 2018, where she found the opportunity to deepen her understanding of research and teaching.

    From 2011 to 2014 she worked for the news channel CNN Turk as a correspondent covering local and foreign news. She then transferred her skills in journalism into corporate communications and worked for the Turkish conglomerate Sabanci.

    Outside academia, she still retains a vast and strong network with the professional field by contributing to two prestigious digital media platforms (Journo and NewsLabTurkey) that aims at enhancing journalism in Turkey; here she writes about the future of journalism, media and technology. She is regularly invited to participate in and speak at high-profile events organised by e.g. the Guardian Foundation (London) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Berlin).

  • Portrait of Marina Tulin

    Dr. Marina Tulin

    Marina is a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In the context of a Horizon 2020 project coordinated by Dr. Jason Pridmore, she conducts research on Trustworthy, Reliable, and Engaging Social Science Communication Approaches (TRESCA). In her research, Marina integrates sociological theories and psychological mechanisms.

    Prior to joining the department, she conducted research on social capital and social networks as a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (2015-2019) in affiliation with the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Research and Methodology (ICS). In autumn 2018, she spent 2 months as a visiting PhD scholar at Stanford University.

    Marina obtained her BSc in Psychology (cum laude) from Tilburg University in 2013 and her MSc in Social Psychology (cum laude) from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2015. Her interdisciplinary background is well-reflected in her scholarly output. To date, her work has been published in leading international journals in the realm of psychology and social sciences, such as Social Science Research, Social Psychology Quarterly, Journal of Urban Affairs, Hormones and Behavior, and Migration Studies. You can follow Marina’s research output via ResearchGate.