Anouk received a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam, followed by a Master’s degree in Media Studies and a research master’s degree in Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. After graduation, she started as a lecturer at the Media & Communication department, a position she happily fulfilled for two years. In addition, she worked as a Research Assistant for Dr Jason Pridmore for ten months, facilitating the development and construction of three Horizon 2020 research proposals about cybersecurity, surveillance and radicalisation.
Anouk's research interests include privacy, surveillance, and media debates. She is particularly interested in attitudes toward privacy in relation to mobile technologies, public safety, control over personal information, commercial data collection, and governmental surveillance.