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Jon Roozenbeek

Jon Roozenbeek


Darwin College

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In my research, I look at Ukraine’s media landscape after 2014, focusing especially on the online sphere. What I hope to find out is not only how this landscape has changed since Ukraine’s revolution, but also how the country’s ongoing internal and external conflicts have influenced online and offline debate, and what this means for Ukrainians’ national identity. I do this by employing a range of theoretical and methodological concepts from sociology, media studies, and other fields.

Aside from this, I am also interested in exploring the role of (social) media, propaganda, and disinformation at a more general theoretical level. For example, I am currently working on publications on the role of Reddit in the 2016 US elections, and on longitudinally inoculating audiences against misinformation and propagandistic persuasion techniques.

Before I came to Cambridge, I worked as a journalist and researcher, mostly writing about primary education reform in the Netherlands. This has resulted in a number of publications. Out of personal interest, I am also involved in side projects about 17th century German and Polish Jewish history and helium microscopy. 

Academic Publications: 

  • Roozenbeek, J.. ‘Getting Behind the Mule: Journalist-Expert Interaction and Narrative Consolidation during the Ukrainian Crises of 2014’ (currently under peer review).
  • Roozenbeek, J., & Salvador Palau, A..  ‘I read it on Reddit: Exploring online support dynamics in the 2016 US election's news cycle’ (currently under peer review).
  • Roozenbeek, J., & Roozenbeek, T. (2016). Integrale Kindcentra: Handboek voor Directeuren en Bestuurders. Utrecht: AVS.
  • Roozenbeek, J., & Roozenbeek, T. (2016). Integrale Kindcentra: Handvat voor Professionals. ’s Hertogenbosch: Context Media.
  • Roozenbeek, T., Roozenbeek, J., Derks, A., Derks, H., & Vereijken, P. (2015/6). Pleidooi voor het Kind: De Ontwikkeling Centraal. Amsterdam: SWP. 

Conference Papers

  • ‘A Little Drop of Poison: the use of fear in Russian and Ukrainian media during two weeks of the 2014 Ukrainian crisis’. 2016 RIDRU conference “Language and Culture in Post-Maidan Ukraine: Transformations at Work”, October 27-28, 2016. 


  • 2016 PhD Studentship award, CEELBAS Centre for Doctoral Training & University of Cambridge

Languages (in addition to English)

Dutch (native), German (fluent), Swedish (fluent), Russian (fluent), Portuguese (proficient), Spanish (proficient), Ukrainian (acquiring proficiency).