Suzanna Opree PhD

Assistant Professor

Biographical Note

Suzanna (Sanne) Opree is an Assistant Professor of Quantitative Research Methods in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research line, “The good(s) life”, focuses on the effects of advertising and commercial media on youth’s materialism and well-being.

Suzanna holds a MA degree in Culture Studies and MSc degree in Sociology from Tilburg University (2003-2009). In March 2014 she received her PhD degree in Communication Science from the Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR. Her dissertation, “Consumed by consumer culture?”, can be downloaded here. Selected for their Young Talent Project, Suzanna worked as an Assistant Professor of Youth & Media in the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam between September 2013 and March 2015.

Suzanna has published refereed articles in journals such as Communication Research, Media Psychology, and Pediatrics. Her work has been recognized with best paper awards at the 2012 Child and Teen Consumption (CTC) and the 2014 and 2016 International Communication Association (ICA) conferences. She is also the recipient of the 2015 Baschwitz Young Scholar Award. Suzanna's teaching interests include quantitative research methods, global advertising, and consumer culture theory.