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Janelle Ward PhD

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I currently teach graduate level courses at Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Department of Media and Communication. These include a seminar entitled New Media and Politics, and another called Research Design. I also supervise MA-level thesis projects and advise the Media, Culture and Society MA students via a course called the MA Thesis Class.

From 2008-2011, I taught a wide variety of courses in the Department of Media and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Most were MA-level courses or were part of the IBCoM program (International Bachelor in Communication and Media):


  • Communication Technologies and their Impacts
  • Qualitative Methods in Media and Communication
  • Methods of Research
  • Research Design
  • New Media and International Business
  • MA Thesis Class
  • New Media and Politics
  • Cultural Influences on Communication

From 2004-2008 I taught at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS, now the Graduate School of Social Sciences) at the University of Amsterdam. These courses included Communication & Society, a general communication theory course for undergraduate students and MA-prep students; Introduction to Research Methodology, an intensive summer course for newly-accepted MA students; and New Media, Politics, and Youth, an undergraduate seminar that followed my PhD research interests. In the fall of 2008 I also created and taught a course entitled The Media and the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign.