(Anouk) A.E. Mols MA

(Anouk) A.E. Mols MA

PhD Candidate Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Erasmus University Rotterdam
M 8-16
+31 10 4082529

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J.H. Pridmore, A.E. Mols, Y. Wang & F. Holleman (2018). Keeping an eye on the neighbours: Police, citizens, and communication within neighbourhood watch messaging applications. The Police Journal. Theory, Practice and Principles, 1-24. doi: DOI: 10.1177/0032258X18768397

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Anouk Mols (1987) is a PhD candidate at the Department of Media & Communication of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Under supervision of Dr Jason Pridmore and Prof. Susanne Janssen, she studies how users of mobile technologies develop mental models of privacy. Examples of such mobile technologies are neighbourhood watch WhatsApp groups, intelligent personal assistants, and fitness and health tracking apps and wearables. Anouk’s PhD research is part of the NWO funded project *Mapping Privacy and Surveillance Dynamics in Emerging Mobile Ecosystems: Practices and Contexts in the Netherlands and US, *which is conducted in collaboration with the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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.


      • A.E. Mols (2017, oktober 4). Materialised (dis)trust: Mapping the dynamics of WhatsApp neighbourhood watchfulness practices. Queens University Kingston, Canada, Surveillance Studies Centre Seminar.
      • J.H. Pridmore & A.E. Mols (2017, maart 8). Consumer Surveillance in a Platform Society. Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Guest lecture IBCoM CM2066 Privacy, Surveillance and New Media Technologies.
      • A.E. Mols & J.H. Pridmore (2017). Citizens, safety and the precariousness of digital community initiatives. 4S 2017 STS (In)Sensibilities: Boston, United States (2017, september 1).
      • A.E. Mols (2017). Dissolving distinctions: exploring surveillance and privacy dimensions of mobile messaging in the Netherlands. Surveillance Studies Summer Seminar: Queen's University, Kingston, Canada (2017, juni 15).
      • A.E. Mols, J.H. Pridmore & D. Trottier (2017). Watching our neighbours: The negotiation of privacy in neighbourhoods. TILTing Perspectives: Tilburg University, The Netherlands (2017, mei 19).
      • A.E. Mols (2017). Mobile privacy and surveillance: Evaluating users’ everyday negotiations and practices. RMeS Winterschool: Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2017, januari 19).
      • A.E. Mols (2016). An ounce of privacy: Privacy attitudes in public debates. The 7th Biannual Surveillance & Society Conference: Barcelona, Spain (2016, april 20).
      • A.E. Mols (2015). “Spionage kan ons weinig schelen”: Een frame-analyse van het Nederlandse publieke debat over de NSA onthullingen in 2013. Dag van de Sociologie: Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2015, mei 27).
      • A.E. Mols (2015). “Not interesting enough to be followed by the NSA”: A frame analysis of the Dutch public debate about the NSA revelations in 2013. Surveillance and Citizenship State-Media-Citizen Relations after the Snowden Leaks Conference: Cardiff, United Kingdom (2015, juni 18).
      • A.E. Mols (2015). "Not interesting enough to be followed by the NSA”: The framing and distribution of privacy attitudes in a 2013 Dutch public debate. IFIP Summer School on Privacy and Identity Management: Edinburgh, The United Kingdom (2015, augustus 19).
      • A.E. Mols & A.G. Fokkema (2014). Junglepoes, terrorist of vrijheidsstrijder. Een kritische analyse van de berichtgeving over Tanja Nijmeijer in 2012. Dag van de Sociologie: Antwerp, Belgium (2014, mei 28).
  • PhD Candidate

    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department of Media and Communication
    +31 10 4082529


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