Johannes von Engelhardt
PhD Candidate / Lecturer
Johannes is a PhD candidate / lecturer at the department of Media & Communication. Within the International Bachelor's Programme in Communication and Media (IBCoM), he gives the lectures of "Introduction to Statistical Analysis" and tutorials in media theory. Together with Emy Koopman and starting in 2013/2014, Johannes will teach a seminar on "Human Suffering in Media and Arts".
His PhD research at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) focuses on perceptions and interpretations of mediated humanitarian crises caused by violent conflict or natural disaster (supervised by Prof. Dr. Jeroen Jansz).
Before joining the EUR, Johannes worked as a lecturer at the University of Amsterdam (Media & Communication Institute and department of Political Science) where he taught seminars on public opinion and the role of media in war and conflict. He also lectured within the Erasmus Mundus Master Journalism and Media within Globalisation. Johannes holds a Bachelor in Communication Science and a Research Master in the Social Sciences from the University of Amsterdam (both cum laude). Also, he enjoys writing about himself in the third person.
Besides research and teaching, Johannes works as a freelance consultant in the non-governmental sector. In 2010/2011, he spent five months in Tanzania for a civil society research project at Hivos/Twaweza on new forms of data gathering for monitoring and evaluation in developing countries. As a consultant, Johannes has worked for the World Bank and a number of NGOs. He is currently leading a survey project in Tanzania that makes use of the growing popularity of mobile phones to monitor the quality of public services such as education, water, and health care in the city of Dar es Salaam.