Johannes von Engelhardt
PhD Candidate / Lecturer
Johannes is a lecturer / PhD candidate at the Department of Media & Communication. As part of the International Bachelor's Programme in Communication and Media (IBCoM), he gives the lecture series "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 Arts and Media". At the 2013 IBCoM Awards, Johannes was voted as the programme's best lecturer.
His PhD research project at the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC) focuses on perceptions and interpretations of mediated mass suffering caused by violent conflict or natural disaster and is 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 and also lectured within the Erasmus Mundus Master Journalism and Media within Globalisation. He 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 (M&E) in developing countries. As a consultant, Johannes has worked for the World Bank and a number of NGOs. He is currently leading a survey panel project that uses mobile phones to monitor public services such as education, the health care system and water infrastructure in the city of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.