Anouk Mols is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Media & Communication of the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research focuses on neighbourhood watch WhatsApp groups, digital communication, smart technologies (such as smart speakers and smartphone assistants), family surveillance, and AI.
Under supervision of Dr. Jason Pridmore and Prof. Susanne Janssen, she completed her PhD in 2021 with the dissertation: Everyday experiences of privacy and surveillance: Negotiating appropriate forms of monitoring. This PhD research was part of the NWO funded project Mapping Privacy and Surveillance Dynamics in Emerging Mobile Ecosystems: Practices and Contexts in the Netherlands and US conducted in collaboration with the University of Maryland and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Anouk received a BA degree in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam, followed by a MA degree in Media Studies and a research MSc in Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam.