Dr. Delia Dumitrica has joined Erasmus University's Department of Media and Communication in 2015 with a research and teaching expertise in Political Communication. Her research focuses on protest communication, digital activism and the discursive construction of the political functions of new media. In addition to this, she preserves a side research interest in everyday and banal forms of nationalism. She is a co-investigator in the project "Social Media and Civic Culture: Investigating Emerging Practices of Democratic Participation in Canada" (funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council in Canada) and an NWO ASPASIA grantee. She holds a PhD in Communication from the University of Calgary, Canada. Her dissertation examined policy, journalistic, and everyday understandings of the Internet in Canada.
In addition to her research agenda, Dr. Dumitrica is also involved in educational innovation. As a Fellow of the EUR's Center for Learning and Innovation, she has explored the use of digital learning objects in teaching qualitative research methods. She has recently been awarded a Comenius Senior Fellowship for her project entitled "Adaptive digital enviornments for qualitative research learning".
Dr. Dumitrica is also a member and currently the co-chair of the Young Erasmus Academy.