Rebecca Moody (1981) is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Currently she is working on the project Visual Culture and Public Policy Making as well as the project Socio-technical deteminants for knowledge creation.
Moody studied political science, and specifically the field of international relations at the University of Leiden. In 2005 she obtained her Masters degree on the basis of her thesis on coalition formation strategies in the United Nations Security Council. In 2010 she obtained her PhD degree on the influence of Geographical Information Systems on policy design and agenda-setting at the department of Public Administration at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She specifically focuses on how forms of ICT such as Geographical Information Systems can help or hinder issues from reaching the political agenda and how processes of policy design might be altered by the use of Geographical Information Systems.
Furthermore, in 2008 she has cooperated in an NWO funded research on the influence of Web 2.0 technologies on processes of micro mobilization. The project focuses on the relation between traditional and new media in these processes.
From 2010 onwards she researched visual culture at the Erasmus Studio. New technologies for distributing but also creating visual images can have a profound impact on the way public policy is made.
From 2012 onwards she was part of the Unite Europe research project, an FP7 funded project in which grid modelling in social media monitoring was explored.
Currently she is working on a research project determining socio-technical factors influencing knowledge creation.