May 7 | Dean's Master Class: 'Fake news'


Event information

Type: Dean's Master Class
Date: May 7 (Monday) 2018
Time: 12.15 - 17.00
Location: Rotterdam, Erasmus University College (directions) Lecture Hall B
Exclusively for PhD candidates of the Graduate School
Consult our enrolment policy for more information
Contact: enrolment@egsh.eur.nl
Telephone: +31 (0)10 40 82607



The upcoming edition of the Dean's Master Class will focus on the research theme 'Fake news'. Graduate School Dean Professor Liesbet van Zoonen has chosen a theme which cuts across disciplines and asked four distinguished scholars, from three academic fields, to present their research on the theme.

The speakers and their respective disciplines are:

  • Lecturer Chris Aalberts Media and Communication
  • Assistant Professor Rebecca Moody Public Administration
  • Assistant Professor Tim de Mey Philosophy
  • Assistant Professor Bernadette Kesters Media and Communication

The master class is a highly interactive event, consisting of a combination of presentations, discussions and assignments. During the afternoon, PhD candidates will work in groups towards presenting a draft research proposal on 'Fake news'. The best proposal will be awarded 'The Dame'; the Dean’s Award for Multidisciplinary Excellence.


SpeakersDean's Master Class: 'Fake news'

Lecturer Chris Aalberts
Media and Communication

Chris Aalberts is lecturer in political communication at Erasmus University. He also works as a journalist. He specialises in politics that is ignored by the mass media such as the European Parliament and the Dutch water authorities. At the moment, he writes on local politics in his birth town Den Helder.


Assistant Professor Rebecca Moody
Public Administration

Rebecca Moody works at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology. Currently she is working on the projects dealing with visual culture, information systems, big data, community of practices and knowledge creation within the field of public administration.


Assistant Professor Tim de Mey
Philosophy

Tim de Mey is assistant professor in theoretical philosophy. In his work he examines the role of imagination and creativity. In philosophy, art, and daily life.


Assistant Professor Bernadette Kesters
Media and Communication

Bernadette Kester is senior assistant professor at the Department of Media and Communication of Erasmus University. Her teaching and research activities lie in the fields of journalism studies and media representation (including visual representation). Her current research projects are focussed on the personal experiences of war correspondents; journalists who made a career switch to information management and PR; and the profile of Dutch journalism students.