As the summer is coming to an end and the start of the new academic year is approaching, we have the pleasure to welcome two new members in our team. Take a look at their short introductions and join us in wishing them success at University of Amsterdam!

Tatiana Domingues Aguiar-Brouwers

Tatiana Domingues Aguiar-Brouwers

Tatiana Domingues Aguiar-Brouwers

Tatiana’s academic background in corporate communication has always been closely related to her work experiences in the same field. After her bachelor in Public Relations, she has worked as a Communications Specialist in a food company in Brazil. This experience confirmed her interest in organizational communication and more specifically in employee engagement. In 2009, she moved to Grenoble (France) in order to take a Research Master’s in Sciences of Information and Communication. Then, in 2012, she started a PhD in the same field at the CNAM (Paris). The research was developed inside EDF (main French electricity company) and it analyzed the cooperation arrangements existing inside a collaborative intelligence platform.

Tatiana’s main research interest focuses on understanding the constitutive role of communication related to employee engagement, cooperation arrangements and workplace democracy. She had a paper accepted for the Euprera Congress 2016 which is entitled “Community facilitator: the role of communication professionals in the constitution of knowledge communities inside organizations.”

Tatiana will teach Introduction to Communication Science, Corporate Communication and Philosophy of Science and Methodology.


 

Iina Hellsten

Iina Hellsten

Dr. Iina Hellsten

Iina’s academic background is in the nexus of communication science, organization sciences and science and technology studies. Her previous positions include a post doc project on the role of metaphors in biotechnology debates at UvA/ASCoR (2002-2004), researcher at the KNAW on internet-based communications (2004-2007), assistant professor in science communication and in organizational communication at VU (2008-2011) and as associate professor in communication networks at VU, Department of Organization Sciences (2011-2016).

Her research focuses on the dynamics of (multi-stakeholder) communication networks. In particular, Iina is interested in sudden changes in the communication across the social systems of science, politics, economics and the mass media, and the related social networks of actors (individuals, groups or organizations), and the semantic content of their communications

Iina will be part of the Corporate Communication program group at UvA/ASCoR as Associate Professor. “Within the Corporate Communication program group, the ongoing research into crisis communication and social media are closely linked to my research interests, and I wish to build up fruitful collaborations with the program group members”, adds Iina.

You can take a look at some of Iina’s recent research work that is dedicated to the emergence and dynamics of social avalanches.