Johannes von Engelhardt

PhD Candidate / Lecturer

Biographical Note

Johannes is a PhD candidate / lecturer at the department of Media & Communication. He gives the lectures Introduction to Statistical Analysis as well as tutorials in media theory within the International Bachelor's Programme in Communication and Media (IBCoM). Together with Emy Koopman he teaches the seminar Human Suffering in Arts and Media. At the 2013 IBCoM Awards, Johannes was voted by students as the programme's best lecturer.  

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 in developing countries. As a consultant, Johannes has worked for the World Bank and a number of NGOs. He currently leads a mobile phone survey project in Tanzania to monitor the quality of public services such as education, water, and health care in the city of Dar es Salaam.

(see here for my TEDx talk on mobile phones & data gathering)